From seven countries, connected by WhatsApp and Zoom. What unites a group of university students is their great passion for music. And an unexpected new friendship is born from a question: "Who do we do it for?"
Only four of them were able to undertake the annual university students' pilgrimage to Aparecida. But with them, connected via video link, were dozens of friends from nine countries. "Following a "yes" that has made the Ideal that has reached us flesh."
40 years have passed since the martyrdom of Saint Óscar Romero, who faced great and violent challenges in Latin America. His favourite psalm: "In the shelter of the Most High (...) You will not fear the terror of the night. My God, in whom I trust".
The street protests are behind us. The CL community gathers for their summer vacation. Days in the company of Beethoven, the Unnamed and missionary Karoline Mayer. To surprise themselves again with a different way of being together.
In Rio de Janeiro, the presentation of the Portuguese edition of Julián Carrón’s “Where is God?”. Alongside Marco Montrasi, the national responsible of CL, was businessman Pedro Solomão. The result? An intense dialogue, even with the audience...
Everyday, 500 of them come on foot, by bike, by bus. These are the Venezuelans who, on the run, arrive at the Pacaraima border. As Camus would say: "They are placed halfway between misery and the sun."
The responsible of CL in Latin America has been traveling, for ten years, throughout the Latin world, from the U.S. border to Tierra del Fuego. He's only at home ten days each month, but he says that "my task is, first and foremost, contemplative".
On the plane, leaving his country, Carlos was crying and trembling with fear. Thirteen years later, he discovers what God has done with his fragile yes. “If you eat, if you drink, if you live, you are doing mission.”
Guillermina lives in Ocotlán de Morelos, Mexico. She is a craftswoman with ten children. "Clay is earth, water, fire and air, but without me it's nothing. When I have a mass of clay, I pray and do not use moulds.” This is what her work teaches her.
“We have come to contemplate the peoples”, said Francis, at the opening of the Synod. In a series of articles, Julián de la Morena, missionary in Latin America, recounts his encounters with indigenous Christians. Simple people, but of great human stature.
Jessy, a university student in Chiclayo, in the north of the country, talks about how she met the university students of CL. Life, friendship, and a commitment to deepen their faith. A simple description of the experience of the movement.