First Sunday post-lockdown: only a handful went to pray with Pope Francis at the noon, Sunday Angelus. Security guards stood around twiddling their thumbs. Second Sunday: this week, there were about two handfuls of people who showed up. The photo below shows people patiently waiting in line to go through security and enter the Square, all standing 1 meter apart. Sadly, after they waited for so long, the policeman at the front of the line made one wave of his arm implying that
There are so many restaurants on our street which haven’t reopened. Today, we walked into one business on our street and the owner was a bit upset. She said she’d just spoken to the landlord of her building and asked if she could have a reduction on the rent for a couple of months. But the landlord told her it was all or nothing. It’s had to imagine that at this point, the landlord would rather have the renter close its doors. Who will be able to rent the space at this point?
I was delighted that the good work of the Sparklers Community and the Sparklers' Diaries were recently highlighted by Nicole J Philips on The Kindness Blog! Here's a bit about Nicole and the great work she's doing to prove that there's more good than not in the world: "Nicole J Phillips is a champion for using kindness to overcome all of life’s difficulties, including her own battle with breast cancer. She spreads the message of the healing power of kindness as host of The Ki
Follow my weekly reports on Relevant Radio - Wed, 7.30 am ET. Download the free app and go to "Relevant in Rome" to catch up. Discover the ever-changing Italian life with re-openings and regulations withMorning Air ShowonRelevant Radio Click to listen now:http://ow.ly/4CPO50zSbGD Broadcast begins at 24:20. #Rome #italy #RelevantRadio
Well, to say the least, there’s certainly never a dull moment where Italians are concerned! For example, you’d think that a trip to the market would be relatively uneventful. Not a chance! When we arrived at one of our favorite covered markets today, we saw that “corona” markings were made on the sidewalk in front of the entrance, so people would know where to stand to wait in line to enter. We watched as the Italians looked at the markings, paused, perhaps considered what to
Follow my weekly reports on Relevant Radio - Wed, 7.30 am ET. Download the free app and go to "Relevant in Rome" to catch up. Ashley Noronha shares an invitation for the world to celebrate the 100th bday of Pope St. JPII. Plus, a message on the intimacy of prayer with Morning Air Show on Relevant Radio
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Broadcast begins at 25:24 #Rome #JPII #PopeFrancis #14May #COVID19 #Prayer #italy — in St. Peter’s Square, Vatican City.
Marie Poza is an integrative nutrition and lifestyle specialist with a serious passion to help women and their families become the best version of themselves through health and wellness. I was delighted when Marie asked me to be part of her global community-building initiative, Women Who Quarantine. This series features "the stories of women warriors from around the world doing their part to fight this deadly pandemic." Marie says, "When your mind and body feel amazing you ar
Follow my weekly reports on Relevant Radio - Wed, 7.30 am ET. Download the free app and go to "Relevant in Rome" to catch up. Ashley Noronha shares the latest on Phase 2 in Rome and the Pope's message on prayer on Morning Air Show on Relevant Radio
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Broadcast begins at 39:40. #Fase2 #Quarantine #Rome #PopeFrancis #mercy #COVID19 #italy — in Rome, Italy.
Technology has been such a blessing during Lockdown! It's allowed us to have some contact with the outside world, to stay connected with family and friends, and to "attend" Mass. And let's face it - an on-line Mass is really convenient! You get to choose your Mass time and you can see and hear everything that the priest is saying and doing. So what happens when Lockdown ends? Will people start going back to Mass as before? And what about the extra ministries that priests have