"What saves us from nothingness?" The introduction

The introduction of the text that Julián Carrón is preparing on the topic "What saves us from nothingness?"
Julián Carrón

Reawakening Our Humanity

The fragility of existence and the "bubble" in which we lived. In his new ebook, Julián Carrón describes how this "dizzying time" can be a gret possibility for us.
Enzo Piccinini with Fr. Luigi Giussani
Current Events

Enzo Piccinini: Nulla Osta received to initiate the cause of beatification

The Archbishop of Modena made the announcement during Mass for the anniversary of Piccinini's death. The communication from the Vatican initiates the first phase of the process of beatification.
 The distribution of medical supplies in Nairobi
Current Events

Kenya: The horizon is beyond the village

Lockdown in Nairobi and a nationwide curfew. The fruits of so many years of work that has set a people back in motion within their territory. The first in a series of contributions about the Coronavirus emergency from the areas in which AVSI operates.

"After South Africa, Kenya is the country with the best health system on the African continent. For a population of 51 million, it only has 150 places in intensive care. When in March we heard what was happening in Italy, we were fearful. What would happe...

Rocco De Gaspari
Letters

The privilege of a “time full of His Presence”

Rocco's illness, the impossibility of seeing him apart from upon a screen, novenas... Until a message received from his wife at the beginning of May: "He has gone to heaven." Eva recounts the gift of four years of friendship.

Four years ago, I changed companies and after a few months I found out that Rocco, a friend of a friend from my youth, worked there. We immediately got on, he was a person who was very alive, full of passion: for music, motorbikes, materials... The opposi...

 Pilgrims in the Marche countryside
Church

Macerata-Loreto: The desire for the impossible

This year, there will be no hundred thousand people along the 28 kilometers that separate Macerata and Loreto. However, the 42nd Pilgrimage will take place on the evening of June 13. How and why?
Letters

"Who are You, Jesus?”

Reality that seems to contradict the desires of the heart. Pain visible everywhere and the mystery of reality that escapes the capacity of understanding. But a simple gesture reawakens Alberto's humanity, and a request arises.

Perhaps because everything is calmer at the moment and I am less distracted, a few days ago something happened to me that provoked me deeply, that had not happened to me for a long time. I took advantage of the silence at home, whilst the children were...

Letters

“This is how my «yes» saves the world”

Her lockdown began well before the Coronavirus outbreak, with a change of job and the many questions that exploded. Yet, in the midst of all this, it is possible to live “peace”, as Barbara recounts from Nigeria.
Letters

Out of the whirlwind

She is a teacher to two hundred pupils and mother of six children. She is busy with video-lessons and keeping the house running. “How do I start breathing again?” A question that finds a surprising answer where you least expect it.

For me, quarantine was initially overwhelming, because I am a mother to six children and a teacher to 210 pupils. Also, distance learning at my school started within four days. My initial feeling was, "I have to be on top of everything." I got sucked into...

Richard Cabral at the New York Encounter 2017 (Photo: Brenda Abdelmesih)
Encounters

Richard Cabral: "Everything comes down to presence"

He works for film and TV, he was in a gang and ended up in jail. The Californian actor talks about the turning point in his life and he compares it with the provocations in "Reawakening Our humanity".