Saint Joseph In Palermo

Viva San Giuseppe! Pictured is St. Joseph with a young Jesus in the Chiesa di San Giuseppe dei Teatini in Palermo, where there is a series of art dedicated to this very important saint. Today is St. Joseph’s Day, March 19. Also, it is fittingly Father’s Day in Italy. Joseph was the surrogato father of…

Holding Humanity In Our Hearts

Let’s hold those suffering in Italy in our hearts. Let’s send them healing energy. Let’s support those who are healthy and strong, so they may help support the elderly and fragile, protecting them from potential illness. I send these wishes also to Chinese, Koreans, Iranians, Americans, and all those across the globe who are affected…

The Ancient Art Of Basket Weaving In Sicily

Claudio Romano has a deep knowledge of medicinal herbs and wild plants, especially those from the Hyblaean Mountains of southeastern Sicily. Building on his passion for flora, Romano learned the art of basket weaving, a practice that has existed since humans sought containers to keep their foodstuffs and other products. Watching him work and learning…