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Spiritual Enrichment

100th Easter at Italian Home

An Easter Message from Father Riley It’s incredible to think we’ve turned 100! The Italian Home for Children has reached the extraordinary milestone of 100 years of serving children and families in need with uninterrupted distinction. What a 100 years ago was a basic need of caring for the children of Italian families orphaned by…

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What is the Meaning of Christmas?

Love Nativity Decoration

Christmas day is drawing near and the joy of the season is coming alive.  For many boys and girls, Christmas needs to mean more than whether they are on the naughty or nice list.  The true meaning of Christmas has nothing to do with Santa Clause and wish lists.  The meaning of Christmas, if broken…

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Spiritual Enrichment Transforming Little Lives

Italian Home Chapel Door

A child has a “spiritual life that grows, changes, responds constantly  to other lives that, in their sum, make up the individual we call by a name and know by a story that is all his, all hers.”  Coles (1990:308) Stepping through the doors of the Chapel at the Italian Home there are sparks of…

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