Tag Archives: Catholic

Countdown to Christmas starts with L’Immacolata, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

If, like me, you grew up in the UK you will have been seeing mince pies, Christmas puddings and tinsel in the shops since you got back from your summer holidays! And the US has been Christmas shopping since Thanksgiving. … Continue reading

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Halloween, All Saints Day and All Souls Day in Italy

The harvest is complete, work in the fields is done and summer is over. And as the nights draw in and we settle down with our fluffy slippers for the colder, darker half of the year, people around the world … Continue reading

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Love is love – Venice Pride 2014

According to Article 3 of the Italian constitution “All citizens have equal social dignity and are equal before the law, without distinction of sex, race, language, religion, political opinions, personal and social conditions.” And yet to love who you love … Continue reading

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