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, so they can go out and uplift the culture.

We used the model of the Renaissance masters and cultivated a unique space - like an intellectual Bottega - to mentor and inspire Christians through theology, philosophy, the Fathers, Scripture, life skills training and history. We've seen people's lives transformed and how they now want to change the world by sharing Truth and Authentic Beauty." 

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"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 hope and happiness. 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 witnessed 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 at the Pontifical University of Santa Croce and the former Producer of the television news show, Voice of the Vatican.

He brings a diverse cultural and academic background, with a BTech in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, and Master’s degrees in Computer Engineering and Information Systems.

John worked for many years as an executive in the telecommunications industry, leading the Technology and Initiatives Group at Verizon Global Telecommunications. 

He earned Master’s degrees in Philosophy and Theology, is a Wilbur Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal, and is pursuing a Ph.D. in BioMedical Ethics at the Regina Apostolorum.

Formerly a professional tap dancer, John loves to cut a rug with his wife and to teach ballroom dancing too.​

Check out the Noronha's new initiative, Sparklers' Diaries, to bring Light in times of darkness and crisis. 

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Ashley's a media personality, the Rome Correspondent for the Relevant Radio Network and the former host of the weekly television news show, Voice of the Vatican. She was the Vatican's English Language 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 at the Pontifical University of Santa Croce and formerly at the University of Europe in Rome. She also leads private clients to "Communication Excellence" as a Communications Consultant on four continents in Conflict Resolution, Crisis Communications, Public Speaking, and Media Training. Since 2010, she's taught her course "Crisis Communications for Priests" at the Pontifical North American College (NAC). 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. She earned a Masters in Theology from Holy Apostles Seminary and a Licentiate (STL) in Communications at Santa Croce. 

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