A Time to Say Goodbye

Written by Allyson Escobar for her Lolo¬†(Grandpa) Pete Lagrosa. Throughout his life, Pedro “Pete” Lagrosa, 81, has always cared for others. He admires the Italian saints Padre Pio, St. Peregrine, and St. Francis of Assisi for their qualities of courage, devotion, and sympathy for people everywhere. Wanting to pray and follow in their holy footsteps, Pete was determined to visit the final resting places of these beloved saints in June …

Vado a Italia!

It’s crazy how one moment, you’re sitting & contemplating what’s next, and the next, you’re going on an ¬†adventure. I never expected any of this to happen the summer right after graduation, but here I am! Today I leave for Rome, Italy. It’s my first time going to Europe and I am beyond excited for this opportunity. My Lolo (Grandpa) Pete asked me to come with him and his family …