Each month I have a goal of reading five books. Here’s my list from May 2022.
Cities are living organisms where we should add vibrant new chapters to history without eradicating it.
Great lives result from having meaningful work. Real leaders can help us get there.
Rome is a city of churches. Here are three worth a visit.
Sorry. No pope sightings (or even attempts at pope sightings). We have had a relatively low-key Holy Week while in Rome, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t had its memorable moments. Olive Trees and Palm Sunday: Our week began last Sunday with a Palm Sunday processional at the neighborhood Basilica di San Pancrazio in Monteverde. A 6th century basilica that was extensively renovated following Garibaldi’s 1849 attack on Rome, San Pancrazio was a lively place last Sunday. We met about a block away from the basilica and followed priests and musicians through the streets, waving olive branches in place of the palms we see in the United States. During the service, conducted (of course) entirely in Italian, we only understood the occasional word. But we knew the shape of the liturgy and could follow along without getting lost. The nave was filled with worshipers, while the aisles were used by parents and nuns to walk or stroll young children throughout the service. The music was similar to Catholic folk masses in the U.S. these days …