Flying To Sicily

Ecco ci sono! And just like that, I’m in Italy for my next tour and adventure in Sicily! My ritual, once I get through customs and close to my transfer gate at my stop over airport is to have a cornetto and cappuccino. It helps me (somewhat) recover from the overnight flight from New York….

Another Of Sicily’s Heroes, Father Pino Puglise

Giuseppe “Pino” Puglisi was killed in Palermo on September 15, 1993, his 56th birthday. A courageous defender of the poor in the Sicilian capital’s inner city neighborhood of Brancaccio, Blessed Father Puglisi worked tirelessly to convince young people that there was a better life than organized crime. He was extremely outspoken about the Mafia and…

Paying Homage To Palermo’s Santa Rosalia

Palermo’s patroness, Santa Rosalia (Pictured: her likeness illustrated in Palermo’s Immaculate Conception Church), is recognized annually on September 4, the day she died in 1166, with a solemn pilgrimage to her sanctuary at the top of Mount Pellegrino.Tomorrow, pilgrims will arrive from far and wide to process up Mount Pellegrino, often barefoot or on their…