The rhythm of the Mystery

An excerpt from the National Seminar of Families for Hospitality, during which a dialogue was held with theologian Javier Prades.

"Flesh, the path for salvation"

Davide Prosperi's article from Corriere della Sera, January 8, 2022.
Children at the Ojos de Cielo center in Quito (Photo: AVSI)
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Ecuador: The gift of Jamilette

One of the three projects supported by AVSI's Tents Campaign in Latin America, alongside projects in Brazil and Mexico. The opportunity to invest "in rekindling the hope" of a people.

Jamilette has begun to talk and love again, and it all started with the study aid she received during the Covid pandemic. The city of Quito, in Ecuador, has suffered due to the pandemic like the whole of South America, but in the "Invasiones" – large ter...

A burnt car in front of the residence of the Kazakh President (Photo: Valery Sharifulin//Sipa USA/Mondadori Portfolio)

Kazakhstan: "We pray for the victims of violence"

The message of Monsignor Adelio Dell'Oro, Bishop of Karaganda. "We are saddened by so much violence and disrespect for human life. Only with true religiosity, a real dependence on God, we can discover ourselves as brothers and sisters.”

Dear Friends, All is quiet in Karaganda. The unrest happened and is happening mostly in Almaty and in other cities of Kazakhstan. Here they have begun to grant internet access for a few hours, whilst it is night in Italy. After that it becomes impossib...

The evening watching the documentary on the APAC prison at My Father's House

On a journey "deep down" into the human

His friendship with Jim, whom he met seven years ago, and the birth of a housing community for parolees. Lorenzo from Colorado recounts what he has experienced in recent months.

Seven years ago, I met Jim in a correctional facility in Colorado where he had been incarcerated for more than 20 years. When he was unexpectedly granted parole in 2016, he moved to Denver and our friendship continued. He asked me to help him start a non-...


Tunisia: “Why and for whom we are here”

“It is more evident than ever that it is not a matter of ‘saying’ but of ‘being’.” Service in the Diocese, encounters and relationships with the people. A letter from Tunis.

Tunisia, a melting pot of cultures and a bridge between civilizations, is severely challenged not only be economic poverty, but also by a poverty of hope and meaning. The Church, whose multicolored and multi-ethnic presence has never diminished over the c...

National Bridge State Resort Park (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Camping With the Knights in Kentucky

A group of middle school children from Ohio, Indiana, South Carolina, Illinois, and Tennessee spend the weekend camping together with Fr. Roberto.

The third weekend of October, I had the opportunity to take my two oldest boys, Francesco and Pietro, to a camping trip as part of the experience of the Knights. The location of the National Bridge State Resort Park near Lexington, Kentucky was beautiful,...

Photo: Unsplash/Roman Kraft

"You Are At the Heart of Development"

Gaia shares her experience of preparing the AVSI "Tents" Campaign in Chicago with her friends.

Last Christmas, I had the chance to participate in a fundraising event for AVSI Foundation. My friends Cristina and Laura from Italy offered a series of online cooking classes through Cristina's cooking school and all of the money was donated for a projec...

Luca Della Robbia, Virgin and Child (c. 1455) , Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
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"You are the living fountain of hope”

"May this living fountain of hope be every morning the most gripping and tenacious meaning of life possible." Luigi Giussani's address at the 2002 Rimini Meeting on Dante's Hymn to Our Lady.

What I want to tell you is like a clearer and more profound vindication than can be imagined on the apparent uselessness of life, on the apparent negativity of plans. Whoever has not experienced it, whoever has not felt it, and thus has not done it contin...

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Towards the centenary

2022 will mark the anniversary of the birth of the founder of CL. Here is how you can contribute.