The Black Madonna, the Basilica of Montserrat

A visit to Montserrat is worth the trip. This Basilica is sheltering the Black Madonna of Spain. Whether you are religious or not, visiting the Black Madonna at Montserrat is a spiritual and worthwhile experience. Every year, millions of pilgrims agree and make their way …

Meeting God in Prayer – Wherever We Are

God meets us here “Sometimes we don’t have the energy to climb the stairs or jump off the dock. Wherever we are in this moment: in community, in solitude, in joy, in sorrow, with motivation, or with great exhaustion… God meets us here.” ~ Richard …

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 …

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