Twelve Lucky Grapes: A New Year’s Eve Tradition in Spain

It’s crazy to think we have had two not-so-great years worldwide. Two years of ups and downs, of confusion, of concerns, of craziness. Those years are behind us now and we must try and look forward to the future with hope and optimism. Even though …

St. Francis and the First Nativity Scene

We all love our Nativity scenes. These have been popular Advent and Christmas decorations for centuries. But were you aware they originated by our beloved St. Francis? St. Francis of Assisi had a special devotion to the Child Jesus. He is credited with creating the first …

A Portugal path of UNESCO Cities!

The Way of Fatima/Carmelite Way As you walk this 111 km pilgrimage, see the beauty of Portugal and experience three UNESCO cities along the Way! Porto “Porto gives you as much cobbled-street charm and dazzling ancient architecture as you’ll get anywhere else in Europe, and …

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