Photo by Marco Sermarini

Photo by Marco Sermarini

The irrepressible Marco Sermarini took this shot today from the top of one of his family’s olive trees in the Marche. He was in his grove, trimming them. This has to be some of the most beautiful countryside on God’s green earth.

Marco says he met a Canadian woman at the monastery in Norcia the other day, a reader of this blog who knew about him and his wonderful community because of posts like this.

In other happy Norcia-related news, reader Jared K. went to a Birra Nursia tasting in California the other night, and met Father Benedict Nivakoff, who was there presenting the monastery’s beer:

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