Friday, January 02, 2009

The Collegio Papio in Ascona, Switzerland...

A thousand thanks to the great Don Jeffry Moore for inviting me and hosting me at the Collegio Papio in the Swiss resort town of Ascona (a school founded by Pope Gregory XIII and erected by St. Charles Borromeo, its first Cardinal-Protector).
Don Moore is the vice-rector of the Collegio and thanks to his many acts of extraordinary kindness I was able to make this winter holiday after five years in Rome (even saw my first snowfall after five long years on New Year's Eve!).
Don Moore is an American priest who is a member of the Italian-speaking Diocese of Lugano, in the Swiss Alps. He makes his rounds in the town and greets everybody and the kids and parents alike are grateful to him for his presence.
It's a lovely place to live and many Amercian clergy who love Italian language and the idea of living in Europe might be called to serve here.

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