"Promises from the world": April Traces

A report of the Pope's trip to Iraq, life during the pandemic from Honduras to Sweden, the US and Canada. Read the editorial of the new issue of Traces.
Easter 2021

"It is always possible to begin anew"

The Pope's homily during the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter. "Even from the rubble of our hearts, God can create a work of art."
Way of the Cross, Dublin
Letters

Dublin: living asking Christ to reveal himself

Churches in Ireland are still closed due to the pandemic. Organizing the Good Friday gesture was a bit of an odyssey, but also an opportunity for new encounters and to enjoy the wonder of the latest arrival to our community.

For almost twenty years, in Dublin, we have been organizing the Good Friday Way of the Cross in Phoenix Park, the city's main park. In recent years, it was led by the Archbishop and offered to the whole city, becoming the most significant public gesture o...

Graham Greene (Photo: © AFP/AFP via Getty Images)
Culture

The dangerous edge of things

Graham Greene died thirty years ago, on April 3 1991. From the April issue of Italian Tracce, a journey through the works of one of the most renowned British and Catholic authors of the twentieth century.

Telling a story is never a painless enterprise. The author must begin from their frailty; they must remove the armor of everyday life. The readers, for their part, recreate the story in their thought, in their rational and emotional feeling. This is true ...

(Photo: Rajesh Kavasseri/Unsplash)
Letters

Life happens now

When Covid hit, Matt found himself working under one roof with his six kids and his pregnant wife, desperately seeking "projects" that provided an escape. Then, an invitation came.

Last March, our four children were sent home to complete the school year via distance learning. At the same time, my work sent me home to telework for an unknown amount of time, which resulted in the creation of my new office, consisting of a corner in ou...

The homepage of the EduacCes portal, websites to consult about learning disorders
World

Romania: widening your gaze within the pandemic

In Romania, problems have multiplied and children are abandoned to their own devices. Simona Carobene, from the NGO Fdp, talks to us about their new projects created in response to the emergency.
(Photo: Molly Belle/Unplash)
Letters

It takes courage to seek happiness

Bice attended the GS Easter Triduum. The appeal of what she heard and the questions and desires that have arisen. "And if I find myself at the mercy of fear and pain, I will think back to how I have been reborn during these days."

There is talk of apathy among us young people, but there is a reason why we connected to the GS Triduum, even though we were once again in front of a screen without our friends. There is something that drives us, a desire that acts unconsciously, which le...

Giovanni Francesco Romanelli, "St. John and St. Peter at Christ's Tomb" (detail), 1640. © Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Letters

A mother at the Easter Triduum

Eight years after graduating, Anna was able to follow the Good Friday gesture for CL university students. "Even as a wife and mother, I need a Father to follow."

Thanks to my husband's willingness to take the kids for a walk in the park, I was able to participate in the Good Friday gesture for CL university students. I graduated from university eight years ago now, so it was like immersing myself again in that bea...