Discovering my Maternal Roots… sort of

The comforting early morning warmth greeted me as I left St. Anthony Guesthouse where I roomed during my stay in Assisi. The Sisters of Atonement, an American Franciscan order, had prepared some fruit to take along on my travel south.  When I booked (in Italian) I thought I was dealing with an Italian run convent.  […]

Wandering Bavaria

Bavaria 70,549.44 km2 (approx. 27,239 sq. mi.) – Population 12.6 million (December 2011) Bavaria is the largest (and  independent) state in Germany – officially named  Free-state of Bavaria;  takes up  20% land surface. Its size is equivalent to the Province of Ontario. As mentioned in previous posts, I’m only a hop from the Bavarian border and […]