Greetings from Rome! We wanted to share with you that, faced with the magnitude of this pandemic and the possibility that travel to Italy would potentially become impossible, we decided to cut short our visits to Latin America and return to Rome


For the past two Sundays, the Lectionary gave us glimpses into the lives of people with whom Jesus has an encounter. To recap: two weeks ago, Jesus converses with a Samaritan woman and invites her to a new way of living. Last week, we heard about the man born blind – more than, his blindness was healed in this encounter. Today, we encounter Mary, Martha and their late brother, Lazarus. All three stories share a commonality in that we encounter people who come to understand who Jesus is. All three show us how to be “artisans of hope in our blessed and broken world.”

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You may dazzle the mind with a thousand brilliant discoveries of natural science; you may open new worlds of knowledge which were never dreamed of before; yet, if you have not developed in the soul of the pupil strong habits of virtue which will sustain her in her struggle of life, you have not educated her, but only put in her hand a powerful instrument of self-destruction.

St. Rose Philippine Duchesne

For Your Prayers


Please pray for us to get our bills paid on time, with this virus situation I am slow at work (I work on commission). Thank you, I appreciate it!


I'm experiencing a new symptom due to Multiple Sclerosis, and need healing over my whole body. Thank you!