- Sep 20, 2020
NORCIA, Italy — I have visited Benedictine monasteries around the world and have always been found St. Benedict’s instructions to treat guests “as Christ” to be part of their welcome. The monks have always opened their door to me with a quiet confidence and simple joy. They are the happiest
The Vatican and the Holy Land might be the first two destinations that come to mind when you consider faith-based travel. Dig a little deeper, however, and you’ll find memorable pilgrimages to all corners of Europe, even Ethiopia. Read more about the pilgrimages.
The Vatican and the Holy Land might be the first two destinations that come to mind when you consider faith-based travel. Dig a little deeper, however, and you’ll find memorable pilgrimages to all corners of Europe — and even Ethiopia. It’s hard not to gain inspiration from St. Paul, who
VENICE, Italy — The 18th-century novelist William Beckford wrote that he couldn’t help thinking of this city’s most beloved sight, St. Mark’s Basilica, as a mosque, with its “pinnacles and semicircular arches” all “so oriental in appearance.” But despite the profound stamp that Islamic culture has left on Venice’s art
BOLOGNA, Italy — The 16 board members of Giosuè Carducci Elementary School took their seats, chatting amicably, until the agenda turned to Easter. The board had agreed to let a Roman Catholic priest offer a blessing at their public school. Now the questions involved setting the date and whether to
POMPEII — Pope Francis will pay a one-day visit to one of Italy’s most dangerous cities Saturday, meeting with the sick, youth, victims of organized crime, and lunching with a group of prisoners that will include transgender and gay prisoners as well as people with HIV. A five-minute walk through