JOHN & ASHLEY NORONHA
Inside the Truth & Beauty Project with John ...
"We started this Project because Chrisitan virtue is critical to the health of the culture. So we're working to first help Christians understand their roots, in order to uplift the culture.
We used the model of the Renaissance masters and cultivated a unique space - like an intellectual botega - to mentor and inspire Christians through theology, philosophy, the Fathers, scripture, life skills training and history. We've seen people's lives transformed, who now want to change the world by sharing Truth and authentic Beauty."
Inside the Truth & Beauty Project with Ashley ...
"So many people are desperately looking for hope and happiness. Coming to understand your Christian identity and how to live it can serve as a beacon to point to those things. And by learning to read and interpret the art of Rome, coupled with scripture, it becomes a spectacular lens to look outside of yourself toward something greater.
We've seen how this Project is cultivating a global legacy of authentic Truth & Beauty, that will continue to resonate for generations."
The Noronha's on their 1st anniversary. John & Ashley were married in 2008 and have been living "la dolce vita" in Rome ever since.
John's a Professor of Art & Architecture and Theology and the former Producer of Voice of the Vatican on Shalom World TV. He teaches Technology at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross.
He brings a diverse cultural and academic background to the Project, with a bachelor’s in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering and Master’s degrees in Computer Engineering and Information Systems.
John worked for many years in the telecommunications industry leading the Technology and Initiatives Group at Verizon Global Telecommunications, before doing a Master’s in Philosophy and Theology. He was a Wilbur Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal and is pursuing a PhD in BioMedical Ethics at the Regina Apostolorum in Rome.
Formerly a professional tap dancer, John loves to cut a rug with his wife and to teach ballroom dancing too. He enjoys sharing the Eternal City through personalized educational experiences and integrating his various academic fields with philosophy, theology, scripture, and Church, art and Roman history.
She formerly worked for the Vatican as an Official at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications and has been featured on various global TV news networks as an expert on Vatican issues. She's an Instructor of Media Training at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross and since 2010 teaches her course "Media Training for Priests" to priests and seminarians at the Pontifical North American College (NAC). She serves as a communications consultant in Conflict Resolution, Crisis Communications, Public Speaking and Media Training for organizations and religious leaders on three continents. She was formerly an executive in lifestyle marketing for Kraft Foods, Discover Card, JCPenney, 3Com, Universal Pictures and more.
Ashley holds a degree in International Business and Marketing from the University of Dayton, OH. She earned a Masters in Theology from Holy Apostles Seminary and a Master's (STL) in Communications at Santa Croce. She is a PhD candidate in communications and conflict resolution.