#Coronavirus

A time for me, with you, O Christ

Letters

Confinement, the abrupt halt of work, a marriage that begins 24/7, and the inability to feel "useful". But in a homily by Pope Francis, a question that changes the situation: "My daughter, give me your failings.”

One City Mission volunteers with the homeless in New York

“Something for the heart”

US, UK and MoreDavide Perillo

The experience of the volunteers at One City Mission, who provide companionship to homeless people so that “the whole city experiences the human.” From the June issue of Traces, a story born of an encounter, shaped by the Franciscan brothers of the Bronx.

When the heart “thaws”

Letters

A literary contest that, beyond all expectations, not even the virus could suspend. And the surprise of "a flower" which, after the prize giving, turned expectations upside down...

Presentation of "Reawakening Our Humanity"

Current Events

An English presentation of Reawakening Our Humanity, with Fr. Julián Carrón and contributions from Rebekah Lamb and Arlene Gallagher, moderated by Giuseppe Pezzini.

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

Letters

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

 The distribution of medical supplies in Nairobi

Kenya: The horizon is beyond the village

Current EventsLuca Fiore

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.

Lesson via radio at the Dadaab refugee camp

"Who are You, Jesus?”

Letters

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.

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

Letters

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

The Zoom that gets you back into the game

Letters

Her mum is in hospital in a critical condition. An evening of singing with GS students dissuades resignation. "Young people who, seemingly, have nothing to do with me."

The Cascinazza monastery

A continuous “Here I am”

EncountersPaola Ronconi

From the May issue of Traces, Fr. Sergio Massalongo, the prior of the Cascinazza monastery, explains how in his experience “our yes to Christ is, before all else, our contribution to the salvation of every man and woman today.”

The May issue of Traces
Giacomo Poretti (Photo: Serena Serrani).

Giacomo Poretti: "Let us learn to accept the unexpected”

EncountersPaolo Perego

He fell ill and experienced fear and uncertainty. The famous Italian actor talks about his personal journey and the challenges posed in the ebook "Reawakening Our Humanity.” Faith? "It must be conquered every day. It is an experiment in love."

Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, Archbishop of Bologna

Out of torpor: The dialogue between Zuppi and Carrón

Current EventsStefano Filippi

In a meeting about the pandemic, the Archbishop of Bologna spoke about himself and how he has been experiencing the health emergency. A dialogue with two voices - different and consonant - in the company of Abbé Pierre, Paul Claudel and Etty Hillesum.

The tools He gives me

Letters

Isolation measures have dramatically changed everyone's working circumstances. But one thing has not changed: "His alliance, His preference, the treasure to be sought."

Maurizio Maggiani (Photo: Valerio Pennicino/Gettry Images)

Maurizio Maggiani: Life Changes

EncountersAlessandra Stoppa

Now that reality has been shattered, after a period in which we thought nothing could be greater or better than the world we had built, we find ourselves at the edge of a cliff. From MayTraces, a conversation with author Maurizio Maggiani.

The May issue of Traces
Deacon Michael's ordination announcement

In This Concrete Companionship

Letters

Deacon Michael discovers that his ordination will be delayed due to COVID-19. How will he face this new reality?

Bread, fish and school that is alive

Letters

The coronavirus tsunami has turned the lives of students and teachers upside down. What do we do? Small steps, made up of computers and video-lessons, between doubts and attempts. And that screen that gradually fills up with faces.

The One who fills our warehouses

Letters

During the pandemic, demand has increased by 30%. But extraordinary donations to the Lazio Food Bank have never been lacking, like the donations from comedian Maurizio Battista and his friends from "The Hummingbird".

Julián Carrón (Foto: Lupe de la Vallina)

Carrón: "Let us not deflect the impact with reality"

Current EventsSimone Baroncia

How do you conquer fear? What contribution can Christians make? What challenge does this pandemic pose to faith? The president of the Fraternity discusses the themes of his eBook "Reawakening Our Humanity” with korazym.org. Read the interview.

To get to know Christ, sewing masks

Letters

"I would like to know more about Jesus..." Elena is startled by her friend’s question, which sets her in motion. Deep down, she says to herself, she shares this same desire. An energy that ends up involving the people in her neighborhood.