The June issue of Traces

"Reawakening Our Humanity"

Reflections from a time that is not "suspended". An adventure to live: the ground upon which a new mentality is flourishing.
Fr. Pigi Bernareggi.
World

Bernareggi: God does everything to win us over

He has been in Brazil since the Sixties, "sent" by Fr. Giussani. The Italian missionary has been answering questions about the provocations of recent months, posed by his friend Rosetta, who has been in South America with him since day one.
Monsignor Luis Alberto Fernández
Encounters

Argentina: Reality, the cross and the fullness of the human

Carrón’s ebook is at the center of a dialogue with Archbishop Luis Alberto Fernández, in video-link from Rafaela, Argentina: "We cannot find an answer without looking at the Incarnation.”

"Look at what is happening…in the vicissitudes of reality, and where the Church and the world can learn a new way of living, awakening our humanity.” Julián Carrón’s new ebook, Reawakening Our Humanity, that was presented in the city of Rafaela, in the pr...

SHIS volunteers working in Albania
Current Events

Albania: Impossible gratitude, between Covid and the rubble

First an earthquake in the autumn, then the pandemic. Yet, in a country already plagued by poverty and economic hardship, hope does not stop flourishing.

Albania, November 26, 2019. A violent earthquake shakes the northern part of the country at 3.54 am. Durazzo, Tirana and Lezha all shake: 51 people die, 3,000 are injured, over 33,000 are displaced. The region did not have time to recover from the wound o...

Letters

I do not give up my heart's thirst for happiness

Isolation and the adventure of distance learning. The inability to help friends. And the inexplicable, but real evidence of a "constant backdrop of joy and certainty."
Letters

There is No Recipe

Stuck at home, struggling with work. There is no "figuring it out." But there is a chance to discover what it is to be "new creature."

I am very grateful for the text of School of Community, especially during the circumstances that we are living right now. In fact, it becomes more and more clear to me that Giussani does not intend to offer me a recipe, a simple solution to the difficulti...

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.
 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?