Happy Birthday to My Beautiful Wife, Teresa Marie Grodi

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In honor of my beautiful bride’s birthday and to celebrate St. Francis’ feast day last Monday, here is a gallery of photos from my honeymoon.

Shortly after arriving in Assisi, we saw another Catholic couple in wedding attire getting their pictures taken. We had brought our wedding attire for the papal audience in Rome and thus watched in interest as another couple had a similar idea. A monk was taking their pictures and we decided to introduce ourselves. He identified himself as Fr. Noel.

What a guy! No sooner had we met him than we hopped on a bus and he invited us to come to a small chapel in the Basilica of St. Francis for an English mass AND a tour of the church. Later, as you can see below, he showed us the beautiful arches overlooking the Umbrian Valley. We donned our wedding attire and some other visitors took our pictures as Fr. Noel blessed our marriage.

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