Villa Maria Language Institute

Faithful Excellence. Villa Maria Language Institute

“The limits of my language mean the limits of my world,” wrote the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein in his “Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus” of 1922. Today, we realize the importance of mastering our two prominent languag...
by Nydia O Tapia - Gonzales
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Robert and Norma

Taking Care of Mr. Robert

This story is dedicated to all the people who work as caregivers, CNAs and with hospice services. I am grateful for the opportunity the Valley Catholic gave me to share this story about my stepfather Robert Stroud and Norma Gom...
by Nydia O Tapia - Gonzales
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Brownsville

Tidbits with my Jewish Friends in Brownsville, Texas.

One of the reasons most of us wake up in the morning is to make a difference in someone’s life. Sometimes this goal leads us to amazing places, and gets us closer to the people of our community. I met Mrs. Rachel Torres s...
by La Vida Valle
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Calaveras & Catrinas

As we approach the somber holidays of Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos – Day of the Dead – the plethora of costumes and figurines surface everywhere. We hear about altar exhibits and Pan de Muerto – Bread of the Dead – ...
by Nydia O Tapia - Gonzales
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Cuenca

A Blog by a Gringo Living Retirement in Cuenca, Ecuador

Every day we find more and more stories about “expats” enjoying exotic cultures and the  low cost of living abroad. I am currently working on a story about a new friend from Brownsville, who recently bought a house...
by La Vida Valle
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