Journey to Understanding: My Visit to the Vatican

I recently returned from a weekend trip to Rome with my oldest daughter. With my university degree in history emphasizing the Greco-Roman world, Rome has always been a sort of a Mecca to me. I knew I would go there one day. However, because of my recent religious literacy goals, I found something unexpected drawing … Continue reading Journey to Understanding: My Visit to the Vatican

Learning from Lent

Did you know that Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Carnival, Pancake Day, Pączki Day, and many more are all names for a historically much more solemn day? Shrove Tuesday is celebrated 47 days before Easter and proceeds the Lenten season. Taken from the word "shrive" or "to absolve" this day of self reflection, confession, and repentance allows those who … Continue reading Learning from Lent