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I have prepared a separate blog, “Forever Changed,” that I will post shortly dedicated to September 11, 2001.

One technical blog issue: I clicked on an arrow on my WordPress blog two days ago and the section called CATEGORIES disappeared. I cannot retrieve it and for some very strange reason, WordPress does not have the capacity to restore that! They have sent me tons of material on how to retrieve backups and when I find ample time I will study that. In the meantime, every blog will be categorized as “uncategorized” and the sad thing is I cannot delete that. If any of you use WordPress and have a suggestion, I’d be very grateful!


Ask Italians about their nation’s shrines, and their eyes light up with pride. They will run off a long list of names, from the well known ones of Loreto, Pompeii, Assisi, Turin and Padua to the lesser known shrines ensconced in wayside chapels, forests and medieval Italian hill towns of several thousand inhabitants. Each shrine has its own story, its own miracle, its own art and place in history, and every Italian has a favorite shrine.

But mention the word ‘shrine’ to Romans and it is unanimous: Our Lady of Divine Love. When you say this name, a Roman’s eyes light up not only with pride but with a very special love, and each asks for a moment of your time to tell you why their “Madonna” is so special. This love becomes understandable the first time you visit La Madonna del Divino Amore, a half hour south of Rome, easily reachable by car or city transportation.

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