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Page 6 POST-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 25,2011 ALL THAT ZAZZ by Mary N. DiZazzo MISS BOSTON 2011 Has Been Crowned/ than a girl vying for Pageant Princessl The Miss America Organi- zation brought to us here at the famous Omni Parker House a splendid tradition of beauty, talent, humor and brains. The event hosts were right on -- Dana Rosengard and Candy O'Terry brought out the best of the evening with great humor. I'm sure it was hard choices on the judges because all the girls were so absolutely talented and unique. The beauties were from all over including Post-Gazette columnist Cambridge, Revere, South Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull Boston and Somerville etc. and Miss Massachusetts Naturally I pegged the win-2010 Loren Rabinowitz. ner from the top five. Sara Carlisle from Acton -- now wearing her own crown of resides in Davis Square, success." I was fortunate Somerville. Her talent was enough to have a private an Egyptian Belly Dance that interview with Sara just was exquisitely performed! minutes before the pageant. Miss Boston 2011 Sara Carlisle She had this genuine look She is a professional horse- about her like nothing was back rider who has accom- Ciao BeUa, an effort. She was confident plished winning numerous This was my first Beauty and happy in her own skin. regional and national awards Pageant. I was elated! Many As my husband David quoted:and is a bronze medalist asked if I was ever a contes- "She looked like she was for dressage and eventing. tant! Wow ... back in my day doing this pageant for the I was more the Disco Queen fun of it, she was already (Continued on Page 15) (Photos by Rosario Scabin, Ross Photography) The Elder Service Plan helps older adults stay in our community and live in their own homes, for as long as possible. As a Medicare-approved ram of AIHnclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), we provide care that allows each participant to live with dignity and in the place they call home. We provide and coordinate the many different an older adult may require, such as: Primary and specialty medical care Home nursing and personal care Rehabilitation Social interaction Medications without co-payai~nd coverage gaps , b i: Transportation to PACE Day Health Centers and medical appointments ....... ............ The Elder Service Plan is the ideal solution for older adults and families who want an alternative to nursing home care, but need a care partner to e for the right combination services to keep a loved one home. To find out more, call 617-568-6377 or visit us at www, ebnhc,org/elderservice, Saint Peter Damian by Bennett Molinari and Richard Molinari : ~! !ii Saint Peter was born about the year 988 in Ravenna. He was the youngest child of a large family; though his par- ents were of noble station they were poor. Peter was orphaned at an early age; he was cared for by his brother Damian, who was archpriest at Ravenna. Peter added the name Damian to his own in grateful recognition of his brother's kindness. The child showed signs of great piety and of remark- able intellectual gifts. He made rapid progress in his studies, first at Ravenna, then at Faenza, finally at the University of Parma, where at the early age of twenty- five, he had already become a well-known teacher, both at Parma and Ravenna. It was about the year 1035 when Peter decided to pur- sue an ascetic life, detached from the world. He encoun- tered two hermits from the Camaldolese Abbey of Fonte- Avellana, which was located at the foot hills of the Apennines in Umbria. En- I 01.11" 1 1 [1 I ]l [lll In, 11 [C1-, lI" ter a retreat of forty days, decided to enter the "silent life" as it is often referred to; he was accepted at the ab- bey where he received the monastic habit. Both as a novice and professed reli- gious his fervor was remark- able, he was given to per- forming acts of penance, so much so that for a time his health was affected. He spent his convalescence studying Holy Scripture, on his recovery, he was asked to lecture to his fellow monks in neighboring mon- asteries. Saint Peter spent the next three years lectur- ing and writing; soon after his return to Fonte-Avellana he was appointed successor to the prior, becoming prior in 1043, a position he re- tained till his death. Peter governed his monas- tery with wisdom and sanc- tity. He also founded five other hermitages; in which he placed priors under his care instilling in them the spirit of solitude, charity, and humility. Among them many became great lights of the church. He was for 12 years actively employed in the service of the church by many bishops, and by four popes successively, namely, Gregory VI, Clement II, Leo IX, and Victor II. Pope Stephen IX, in 1057, made him Cardinal-bishop of Ostia, a post Peter reluctantly accepted, as his heart re- mained always close to the "silent life" of the monastery. In 1059 Peter was sent as emissary to Milan by Pope Nicholas II, where with Saint Anselm, Bishop of Lucca they strove to correct mishandlings that had crept into the local church. Peter confronted the problem and successfully re-asserted the authority of Rome. Unfortu- nately, on the death of Nicholas II, the same dis- putes broke out; and were not settled until 1066. St. Peter was sent as legate by Pope Alexander II, to ad- just the affairs of the church ii1 ll KHll[I. 13HEE ilgi]iI1 lie settled a local crisis; this was his last undertaking for the church. On his return he was seized with fever near Faenza. He lay ill for a week at the monastery of Santa Maria degl'Angeli, now Santa Maria Vecchia. He passed on February 21, 1072. He is honored as patron of Faenza and Font-Avellano. In 1823 Leo XII extended his feast February 23, to the whole Church and pro- nounced him a Doctor of the Church. PIZZA & SUBS 617-567-3399 474 Saratoga Street East Boston www.dacoopas.com -Specialty- Two (2) 16" Cheese Pizzas $17.99 Variety of Subs Take Out & Delivery Service Voted Best Pizza in Boston by City Search 2007, 08, 09 & 10 On Sale Now! THE NORTH END Where It All Began The Way It Was by Fred Langone SALE PRICE $19.95 Plus Shipping & Handling On Site at The Post-Gazette .......... .5.P.riace Str.eoL North.EDd,,BostQrl. O~A ............