May 31, 2017

Cats

There are two means of refuge from the misery of life... music and cats”  ― Albert Schweitzer



May 30, 2017

Do not wait

Do not wait: the time will never be 'just right'. Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along” ― Napoleon Hill

Colosseum, Rome, 28 May 2017

May 29, 2017

Small things in great way

"If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way" -  Napoleon Hill

Colosseum, Rome, 28 May 2017

May 28, 2017

Master of your destiny

You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your life what you want it to be” ― Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich

Vatican, Rome, 2015

May 27, 2017

Never Give Up

"Stay true to yourself, yet always be open to learn. Work hard, and never give up on your dreams, even when nobody else believes they can come true but you. These are not cliches but real tools you need no matter what you do in life to stay focused on your path" - Phillip Sweet Life, Work, Dreams


Colosseum, Rome, 2015

May 26, 2017

True Love

"The course of true love never did run smooth" - William Shakespeare

Spanish Steps, Rome, 2013

May 25, 2017

What you think about

You become what you think about” ― Napoleon Hill

View of Via Condotti from the top of Spanish Steps | Rome, 2015

May 24, 2017

Doing more

The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does” ― Napoleon Hill

Via Montebello, Rome, 2014

May 23, 2017

The Lonely Errant

This lonely errant, that got my attention days ago, like a mysterious no time wanderer, walks alone every day along the streets of Rome with his old walking stick. Who's this unknown and silent character? A new urban legend?

Rome, 21 May 2017

May 22, 2017

Santa Rita da Cascia

Il 22 Maggio si celebra Santa Rita da Cascia ed ecco qui di seguito informazioni tratte dal sito www.santiebeati.it

Santa Rita nacque a Roccaporena (Cascia) verso il 1380. Secondo la tradizione era figlia unica e fin dall’adolescenza desiderò consacrarsi a Dio ma, per le insistenze dei genitori, fu data in sposa ad un giovane di buona volontà ma di carattere violento. Dopo l’assassinio del marito e la morte dei due figli, ebbe molto a soffrire per l’odio dei parenti che, con fortezza cristiana, riuscì a riappacificare. Vedova e sola, in pace con tutti, fu accolta nel monastero agostiniano di santa Maria Maddalena in Cascia. Visse per quarant’anni anni nell’umiltà e nella carità, nella preghiera e nella penitenza. Negli ultimi quindici anni della sua vita, portò sulla fronte il segno della sua profonda unione con Gesù crocifisso. Morì il 22 maggio 1457. Invocata come taumaturga di grazie, il suo corpo si venera nel santuario di Cascia, meta di continui pellegrinaggi. Beatificata da Urbano VIII nel 1627, venne canonizzata il 24 maggio 1900 da Leone XIII. E’ invocata come santa del perdono e paciera di Cristo.

- Patronato: Donne maritate infelicemente, Casi disperati

- Etimologia: Rita = accorc. di Margherita

- Martirologio Romano: Santa Rita, religiosa, che, sposata con un uomo violento, sopportò con pazienza i suoi maltrattamenti, riconciliandolo infine con Dio; in seguito, rimasta priva del marito e dei figli, entrò nel monastero dell’Ordine di Sant’Agostino a Cascia in Umbria, offrendo a tutti un sublime esempio di pazienza e di compunzione. 

 
Chiesa Regina Pacis di Ostia Lido (Roma), 22 Maggio 2017

May 21, 2017

The Wrestlers

During a Wrestling show in Rome, waiting for the WWE champions

Rome, 03 May 2017

May 20, 2017

Night Rome

That night at the hotel, in our room with the long empty hall outside and our shoes outside the door, a thick carpet on the floor of the room, outside the windows the rain falling and in the room light and pleasant and cheerful, then the light out and it exciting with smooth sheets and the bed comfortable, feeling that we had come home, feeling no longer alone, waking in the night to find the other one there, and not gone away; all other things were unreal. We slept when we were tired and if we woke the other one woke too so one was not alone. Often a man wishes to be alone and a girl wishes to be alone too and if they love each other they are jealous of that in each other, but I can truly say we never felt that. We could feel alone when we were together, alone against the others ... But we were never lonely and never afraid when we were together. I know that the night is not the same as the day: that all things are different, that the things of the night cannot be explained in the day, because they do not then exist, and the night can be a dreadful time for lonely people once their loneliness has started. But with Catherine there was almost no difference in the night except that it was an even better time. If people bring so much courage to the world the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry” ― Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms






May 19, 2017

Night Rome

I know the night is not the same as the day: that all things are different, that the things of the night cannot be explained in the day, because they do not then exist, and the night can be a dreadful time for lonely people once their loneliness has started” ― Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms


May 17, 2017

Distraction

One of the greatest help you can give to yourself is to kill distraction” ― Topsy Gift


May 14, 2017

Santuario Madonna Tre Fontane

Alcuni scatti presso il Santuario della Vergine della Rivelazione, oppure detto Santuario della Madonna delle Tre Fontane, luogo di preghiera qui a Roma poco noto ma molto frequentato dove nel 1947 avvennero una serie di apparizioni mariane. Qui di seguito ecco il sito non ufficiale ma con interessanti informazioni: http://trefontane.altervista.org/