Arrivederci, 2017

"A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices. For yonder breaks a new glorious morn."

O Holy Night


What if you made 2018 your “year of delight?” That’s what abstract expressionist painter Marcy Cook calls 2017, when she left it all behind for Italy to participate in artist residency programs. Over an appertivo, she shared her wisdom with us about the beauty of living a creative life in Rome and plunging fearlessly into the unknown. Here’s a glimpse into her beautiful world …

By Truth & Beauty Fellow, Alexandria Vasquez


From Truth & Beauty Fellow, Marriann Galang

Christmas is coming! Everyone is scrambling, preparing for celebrations and welcoming guests from one house to the next. How have you prepared to welcome guests into your home? 


I follow Blessed is She and was very excited when Susanna Bolle featured our Founders John and Ashley Noronha on their art of hospitality. I loved reading her perspective on the same warm hospitality that I have received as a Fellow. It's truly an art ...


By Truth & Beauty Fellow, Collette Liddy

I’m a morning person. I like to get up early and have my coffee before the rush of the day. In the silence. Even as a communications professional who needs to know the news of the day, I wait before I dive into the overnight happenings and my devices. I try to feel the Lord’s presence in my life and say my morning offering. And just sit with Him. As my sister says, “What’ll it be today Lord?” We need to give ourselves time to hear His answers. The Christmas season provides an opportune time to do this.  

We can sit in front of the Nativity scene and just be with Him. And who is this “Him”?During this holy season, find some time to sit in front of the Nativity scene, the presepio, alone in the silence. And see what happens...


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From Truth & Beauty Founder, 

Ashley Noronha

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