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 …

Traveling is back and 2022 is looking good!

We have just returned from our first pilgrimage since the pandemic started. If I said it was easy to travel at this time, I would be lying. It wasn’t difficult but it just took a little more planning and added a little bit of stress. …

Living with all one’s soul

“True religion is real living; living with all one’s soul, with all one’s goodness and righteousness.” ~ Albert Einstein The little personality given to us at our birth wants many things. The lovely soul who joined us there wants only one thing. And that one …

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