from me to you

St. Anthony at Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome
(Thanks to my readers for identifying this statue)

When we travelled to Rome a few years ago, we saw many wonderful sights, but nothing we saw was more moving than this prayer-covered statue. 

I don't remember exactly where it's located because I forgot to write it down.

The breath-taking sight of all the hopes and wishes of so many unknown folks is one of my most treasured memories from our trip. 

I am thankful for each of you; for your visits and comments.

I wish you all health and happiness during the holidays and always.



tinajo said...

That is really touching! Have a Merry Christmas! :-)

bluehydrangea said...

And I am thankful for you!! Merry Christmas Donna!!
xosissy said...

What a moving site to see... Very beautiful. Rome is on my must go one day list. Merry, Merry...-Ann

mb said...

So lovely. Thanks for sharing the photo of the statue with the prayer requests in Rome. It is a grounding image at this time of year.

Have a wonderful holiday.
mb from big D.

La Dolfina said...

What an image.
Merry Christmas Donna, God bless you and your family!!!

Brandi@ Flights of Whimsy said...

Merry Christmas Donna! Have a wonderful holiday with your family!

Bluebells and Lavender said...

What a beautiful image...the power of prayer....Have a lovely Christmas

Splendid Willow said...

Sending lots of warm thoughts and good energy your way.

Happy Holidays to you and your beautiful family. I hope 2012 is the year when I finally get to meet you in person!



My Interior Life said...

Happy Holidays to you and yours too, Donna!!

3 Peanuts said...

Merry Christmas Donna! I love this statue.


Virginia Country House said...

Oh my gosh Donna, I got all teared up looking at these pictures, imagining the very same thing. Thanks so much. Merry Christmas to you and everyone you love.

Leslie said...

Tears in my eyes.. lovely

Windlost said...

Merry Christmas Donna! So lovely...and poignant.

xo Terri

A Perfect Gray said...

Very familiar sight as I witnessed along your side! And yes, a powerful message we can all gain strenght from.
Jay "the hub"

Charlotta Ward said...

Darling Donna,

This is beautiful and really touched my heart.
It radiates hope and faith - something the world needs these days,.

Thank you for a wonderful year. I so wish you lived next door - we'd be having coffee all the time! xx

Merry Christmas to you and yours. May 2012 be a fantastic year for you all.

Warmest hugs from across the Atlantic.

xx Charlotta

Stacey said...

Really beautiful Donna! Merry Christmas to you and your family. XX

Acquired Objects said...

What a wonderful site in Italy. Wishing you Donna and your family a very Merry Christmas Season.


Anonymous said...

what a beautiful image & thought dahhling!

24 Corners said...

Such special and very moving images Donna...I can see why they would stay with your heart.
Christmas Blessings!!
xo J~

Anonymous said...

Beautiful image of Santo António from Pádua and from Lisbon.


Love from Portugal


Bohemian said...

Yes, these Images are very Special indeed, thank you for sharing them. All of the Hopes, Prayers and Messages from the Faithful gathered together and presented at the Altar is always moving. And how fortunate you got to Travel to such a wonderful destination!

May 2012 be full of abundant Blessings, rich Memories and unlimited possibilities.

Happy New Year from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Interior Designer said...

The photos moved me. The prayers and needs of people who stuck on their faith touches my heart especially this Christmas. Merry Christmas!

Ivy Lane said...

What a wonderful thing to happen upon... I love this...One has to wonder where people traveled from to offer up their prayers there..

Here's wishing you and yours all the very best in 2012!! Health, Happiness, and Prosperity...


designchic said...

How beautiful. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and wishing you all the best in 2012!

liza said...

How did I miss this before Christmas. It is a beautiful post. Lovely. I hope your Christmas was beautiful, Donna. And that your start to 2012 is so happy!

Sami Pat said...

May all your hopes and wishes be granted in 2012.

Happy New Year from Pontifical.s Porch!

Anonymous said...

It is St. Anthony at Santa Maria in Trastevere, I believe. It is a bright church and the messages are offered in a basket during mass, I think.

Donna Reyne' said...

Happy New Year Donna! this is such a lovely image! It really speaks to me and my hopes for the new year!
Hugs and blessings

Karena said...

Donna, Cheers to you and the friendship you have provided me always!

Happy New Years to you and yours!


Art by Karena

Charlotta Ward said...

Happy New Year!

Just popping in to wish you a fabulous 2012!

Big hugs
xx Charlotta

Unknown said...

Happy New Year, Donna! That would be a moving sight for me. I guess everyone of us has hopes, dreams and prayers.

Wishing you the best of all three this new year!
xo Elizabeth

Tades said...

Wow, these are really moving photographs. Helps make the world a bit smaller, knowing we all haves hopes and wishes like these.

Fancylook said...

This covered San Antonio with child is located in Santa Maria in Trastevere Roma one of the most beautiful churches of Rome.

Many greetings,Eva, ROMA