Last article of "Rome Notes"
May is the month when spring arrives in Rome in all its splendor, and citizens and visitors alike rejoice in the sunlight, scented jasmine and budding roses. Perhaps this is why one’s thoughts turn so easily to Mary during this, her special month. In that same spirit of cheerfulness, it seemed appropriate to offe...read more
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