Tag Archives: Benedictines

Honoring Mamma on Baby’s Birthday

Usually on someone’s birthday, we honor that person with gifts, cards, and Facebook smilies. But I thought today seemed like a good day to honor the mamma who gave birth. Sant’Apollonia used to be a Benedictine monastery from the 12th … Continue reading

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Redefining Beauty: Elena Cornaro Piscopia

Remarkable women have been thwarted throughout the centuries. One story that never fails to break my heart is the story of Elena Cornaro Piscopia, the first woman in the world to earn a university degree. Watch this video to learn … Continue reading

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