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John & Ashley Noronha in St. Peter's Square in Rome, Italy

We're Americans living and loving "la dolce vita" in Rome, Italy.

We moved to the Eternal City to do our advanced studies, right after we walked down the aisle in 2008, in John's hometown of Bangalore, India. 

We love our faith and sharing it, and do that as speakers, media personalities, and university professors. We were honored with the Springtime Award for Outstanding Service in the New Evangelization and love to work for the renewal of faith and culture through the 501(c)3 non-profit we started, The Truth & Beauty Project.

We so enjoy breaking open Rome and its beauty for visitors of all ages. For those who can't come to Rome, we shared a little taste of it in a different way, when we hosted episodes of the EWTN television series, Art & Faith.

Fun fact: John was formerly a professional tap dancer and we so enjoy cutting a rug together - our favorites are swing, lindy, and ballroom!

We invite you to enjoy a taste of the wonderful Eternal City with us. 


As a hardcore engineer, I never imagined that one day I'd fall in love with art and beauty, and actually teach university students how to peel back the layers in order to allow those things to transform their lives.

But sure enough, I've gone from the lab to the classroom to the streets of Rome, where I teach Sacred Art & Architecture and Theology at various universities. But since you can't 'take the engineer out of the man,' I also enjoy teaching Technology at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross.

My educational background is "diverse" with Master's

degrees in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering,

Theology, Philosophy, the Thought of Ratzinger, Augustinian

Studies, and in Computer Engineering and Information

Systems. On the side, I'm a Doctoral candidate in Bioethics.

Many years ago I felt God calling me to leave my dream job.

After reaching the highest level of technology as a corporate

executive with Verizon Global Telecommunications. I felt God

nudging me to pursue Philosophy and Theology. I haven't looked back since. In fact, it's been a joy to integrate all of my fields together. 

I serve as a consultant in various capacities, including for the

Vatican when the Pope appointed me to the Papal Reform

Commission, with the task of investigating the Holy See’s need for organizational, financial, and strategic reform of the Vatican.

God creates such interesting and delightful plans that

we could never imagine, and we've been enjoying the adventure.

Founders of the Truth & Beauty Project


Each week since 2012, I imagine inviting listeners to "visit" Rome, via the gift of the radio airwaves, as the Rome Correspondent for the Relevant Radio Network. It's a joy to share this amazing city and the heart of the Church with listeners all over the world. 

I've also enjoyed working in television, commercials, voice-over narration, and as the host and anchor of the weekly television news show "Voice of the Vatican." 

Believe it or not, my two most interesting bosses ... were Popes! I was a Vatican Official at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications in the Holy See and worked under Pope Benedict XVI and then Pope Francis

Teaching is near and dear to my heart and since 2013 I've

been a Professor at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross

here in Rome. I formerly taught "The Art of Leadership & Communication" at the European University in Rome. In 2010, I created a course called "Media Training for Priests" and since then have been teaching it at the NAC, to sabbatical ICTE priests, and to priests and seminarians all over the world. 

My areas of academic expertise are Conflict Resolution, Crisis

Communications, Public Speaking, and Media Training and I

consult and coach for organizations and for religious leaders on four continents.

Before I did my Masters in Theology and STL in Communications, I was an executive in lifestyle marketing for Kraft Foods, Discover Card, JCPenney, 3Com and Universal Pictures. It's been a joyful journey covering a lot of miles and a great big adventure of Providence.

Founders of the Truth & Beauty Project
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