Shall We Dance?

A Catholic Ball in Chicago by Meghan Ferrara and Evan Wing Lovely ladies in elegant Ball gowns. Handsome gentlemen in formal wear. A waltz under a crystal chandelier. No, it wasn’t a scene from Downton Abbey. It was very real, this summer, in Chicago. A gala Ball at the stunning Preston Bradley Hall was hosted … Read more

A Beautiful Catholic Lady

Beautiful Catholic Lady

A Beautiful Catholic Lady In real life, Beatrice “Bice” di Folco Portinari 1266–1290) was a Florentine woman, the daughter of a banker.  In the imagination of Italy’s greatest poet, she appears as Dante Aligheri’s guide in the Divine Comedy. A Beautiful Catholic Lady she was.     In ‘La Nuova Vita’ Dante says “Beatrice appeared … Read more