Daily Archives: 20 May 2023

ROME 23/05 – Day 20: It’s the little things.

It was 05:43 when the sun rose and it will be 20:31 when it sets. The Ave Maria should chime at 20:45. Today is, among others such as St. Bernardine of Siena, the Feast of St. Aurea, “Golden Girl”.  More … Read More


Bad floods in Italy! A priest. A book. A bridge.

You long-time readers will know that when there is a hurricane or some natural phenomenon like storms that spawn tornadoes coming along I plead with bishops and priests to put on their gear and pray against the storms using the … Read More

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ASK FATHER: After being away for years, I went to confession but I forgot something.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I recently got over myself and went to confession after being away from the sacramental life of the church for a number of years. I then realized that I had not confessed the fulfillment of my … Read More

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20 May – The “Golden Girl” of Ostia, St. Aurea and a link with St. Augustine’s mom, Monnica

Today is the feast of St. Aurea of Ostia, a martyr from the 2nd century about whom we know nothing for sure, except that she worked miracles, refused to sacrifice to the gods and was murdered in the 3rd c. … Read More

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