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.
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"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.
A group of friends organizes to take dinner to the doctors and nurses working in the Covid wards of Forlì hospital. Donato is one of them. He asks himself: "Why do I keep going back?"
From the May issue of Traces, Vittadini reflects on the temptation to cling to all sorts of “have to be’s,” his decision to stay in the present at this difficult moment, and his understanding of work as a form of prayer.
She is editor-in-chief of the cultural magazine "Comment" and a keen observer of American society. From her "refuge" in Maryland she says: "Nothing had prepared us for this earthquake of uncertainty. Now we accept the call to change."
A group of friends linked to a Cultural Centre decide to financially support local associations dealing with the health emergency. Someone then re-launches Carrón's provocation about the nature of the Common Fund. And their perspective changes.
The Coronavirus crisis is beginning to wreak havoc in the business sector and young workers are becoming part of a vulnerable population with a very uncertain future. In the face of helplessness, questions arise and a path opens up.
After organising a long-desired six-month stay in South America, Davide leaves his country in an extreme situation due to Coronavirus. When he arrives in Uruguay, he finds a reality that is very different from his initial plan.
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.”
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.
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."
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.
He is a doctor in an intensive care unit in Cagliari, dealing with Coronavirus. A once routine gesture can now become a “grace”.
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.”
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.”
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."
In Brazilian prisons, the virus threatens to explode uncontrollably. A judge talks about how he has attempted to avoid the worst, and what drove him.
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.
At first she resists the restrictions required by the pandemic. But then Elisa recognizes a presence that calls her "out of nothingness."
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.”
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.