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In the kitchen at "Tina Lesma" in Bresso

In quarantine, surprised by a hundredfold

WorldPaola Bergamini

The virus has also reached the “Tina Lesma” family home in Bresso, with ten guests with mild mental disabilities. Their initial fear and the difficulty in explaining what was happening. "But the struggles have not obscured the good we receive.”

Fr. Pigi Bernareggi

Brazil: The Coronavirus paradox

Letters

He has been a missionary in Belo Horizonte for 50 years. Fr. Pigi Bernareggi talks about his gaze upon life during the pandemic. Between existential anguish for the victims and astonishment at how, within such difficulties, humanity can flourish again.

The 2019 Exercises in Rimini

"Silence? It helps me look around”

Letters

Rosalba decides to donate the same amount of money to the Common Fund that she would have spent to register for the Fraternity Exercises. Why? "Following the movement, even in this period, I realize everyday what I am experiencing."

School learns to educate again

SchoolLuca Fiore

The health emergency has closed schools, but has not stopped classes. In a meeting organized by the Milan Cultural Centre, teachers and principals talk about the surprises, and the problems, of recent weeks.

"Changed by a preference”

Letters

A technician comes to your house to fix the internet. You can watch him, making sure he works and does not steal. Or you can notice “something much more corresponding to me and to that man.”

Alejandro Marius

Venezuela: "A human advantage”

WorldAlejandro Marius

He is in Caracas, with his four daughters. His wife got stuck in Spain when the pandemic broke out. He talks about his “struggle to get her back, but with the peace of mind of being able to live if that did not happen for a while.”

With his wife Alexandra

"What prevails each morning"

Letters

A doctor in a Milanese hospital, an unthinkable situation for which he “thought he was prepared.” But instead discouragement and a feeling of uselessness dominated. And yet "I realized with surprise that something within me was resisting."

Fr. Bruno Castricini

"Fr. Bruno and the companionship of the Church"

Letters

He was obstinate, sometimes bad-tempered, but full of passion for Christ, who had conquered his life. To the point of making Him known to many through his yes. His friends in Turin remember him after his death.

Seeing Him Happening

Letters

At first she resists the restrictions required by the pandemic. But then Elisa recognizes a presence that calls her "out of nothingness."

Valentina Losa

"Work, my daughters and those prayers from Bahrain”

WorldEmmanuele Michela

Valentina runs a small business making trophies and medals for the World Cup, the Champions League, for Middle Eastern royal families. "Everything has now stopped." Except the possibility, starting from faith, "to not let fear get in the way.”

 The World Cup held by Fabio Cannavaro in 2006
Fr. Claudio Burgio

Fr. Claudio Burgio: "Everything will be for the good”

Current EventsGiorgio Paolucci

On the outskirts of Milan, fifty young people from the Kayrós community are living in "cloistered" isolation. What does this mean for them? "In front of certain questions, slogans are not enough," says the founder of the community.

Some of the young people of the community
Angela Demattè during a performance about Etty Hillesum

Angela Demattè: “The authenticity that I do not want to lose”

EncountersLuca Fiore

The actress and playwright re-proposes Giovanni Testori’s protagonist “Redenta” to “accompany” us during this difficult time. She explains her choice, talking about herself, her origins, and about a shadow she has discovered within herself.

In the video proposed by Casa Testori

"Changed by a message: “God is there””

Letters

In Uganda, as throughout the world, measures to contain the epidemic are blocking activities and social life. And yet, between solitude and sadness, a text message is enough to change things.

Pupi Avati (Photo: Meeting Archive)

Pupi Avati: "Me, fear and being able to say ‘I do not know’”

EncountersAlessandra Stoppa

A letter to RAI asking to bet on "beauty", to seize the "the opportunity presented to us during this tragedy." Isolation during the emergency, his story, his relationship with his wife, the Pope. The great Italian director recounts what he is discovering.

Pope Francis during the moment of prayer on March 27

Why did I choose to become a doctor?

Letters

Faced with collapse in the hospital, patients who were doing well beginning to die. María sees that she is not made to work like this, in the trenches. Amidst her crying, an essential companionship begins to break through.

Paraguay: proving that life is a gift

Letters

From her hospital bed, Adri lives the strangest Easter of her life, but discovers that she is never alone. "Now I can say "yes" again. Before, I could have perceived all this as a streak of bad luck."

Latin America: "Like children before God”

Current EventsPaula Giovannetti

"Why do we not sing together?" A group of friends “meet” online during the Coronavirus crisis “to share, from wherever we are, a treasure.”