THE WAY IS LOVE

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Bronze Ambition – Sculptor Timothy Schmalz

Bronze Ambition – Sculptor Timothy Schmalz

I love stories like the one I am about to tell you. It  is incredible how life unfolds when Christ was involved. The introduction to Timothy Schmalz, a talented sculptor came through a priest, Fr. Antoine Emmanuel Prior at the Badia Fiorentina. He mentioned Timothy...

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val delle corti – A Chianti wine Experience

val delle corti – A Chianti wine Experience

VAL DELLE CORTI - A Chianti wine Experience Just outside Radda in Chianti, award winning wine from a small producer.   In in the Catholic mass bread and wine are transformed into the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. This happens in  every mass during the consecration....

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Antico Convento dell’Incontro

Antico Convento dell’Incontro

ANTICO CONVENTO DELL'INCONTRO A quiet respite so close to the city   I love meeting places. I also love meeting up with people in interesting places.  I like it in an "old school" way as well, where you don’t message each other 15 times after the meeting is set...

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Badia a Coltibuono

Badia a Coltibuono

BADIA A COLTIBUONO In the heart of Chianti – spirit, wine, olive oil and stunning gardens IN tuscan, between Montevarchi and Radda in Chianti rests a jewel of a place where centuries of tradition come together with modern, laid-back flair. The Badia a Coltibuono was...

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Gamogna – First trip

Gamogna – First trip

Gamogna - The First Adventure Life lessons are all about how you are willing to listen to them. It was a Monday, one week and a day before my wedding day. I had been, for months contemplating the gifts and graces received by the Holy Spirit in the past few years and...

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Santuario Madonna delle Grazie al Sasso

Santuario Madonna delle Grazie al Sasso

What a treasure I found! It's not far at all from Florence and the road to arrive there is a lovely, winding way through lush greenery beyond the hill town of Fiesole. Arriving there is easy and the last bit of road is paved but rough in some spots, like most of the...

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Badia Fiorentina

Badia Fiorentina

Badia Fiorentina - It begins here Have you ever had a "change of direction moment"? I'll describe one for you. You think your life is clipping along perfectly, that you are doing everything right, that you are in control. It's a feeling of, "Hey, I got this!" and then...

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Welcome 2021 – new roads

Welcome 2021 – new roads

2021 - NEW ROADS When I was riding in North America I always rode alone and told everyone how long I would be gone but that I did not know where I would be going. “See you in a month” would be what I would say to people and then I usually set out south from Canada...

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Christmas 2020

Christmas 2020

Christmas 2020 At the heart of the Christmas story is a child born into poverty, in an unconsidered place, to ordinary people who made extraordinary choices. This is the origin of the story, the essence of the season. How can you hate that? I can understand not liking...

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Embrace the silence – It is Healing Energy

Embrace the silence – It is Healing Energy

A great Silence has been thrust upon us and many perhaps are not prepared. There may be loud voices going off in your head right now as you listen to news media and try to “make sense” of things. A wave of precaution and fear, information and disinformation,...

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Stop Trying to Make Sense of it All

Stop Trying to Make Sense of it All

This time in our history has been trying. The information that is inundating us about one subject that has overtaken every aspect of our lives is placing untold amounts of stress on everyone. A problem arises out of this. Wanting to be right. I am not talking about...

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