Letters - 2020 - Page 4

The reawakening of Aimara

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What does "living life as vocation" mean? And "responding to the Lord through circumstances?" To look at quarantine in light of the provocations in Carrón’s ebook about the pandemic. A letter from Caracas.

To get to know Christ, sewing masks

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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.

The need to help and the certainty that sustains life

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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.

Peru: spaces of dialogue for the common good

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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.

To draw out simplicity

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The difficulties of being a teacher during this period have emerged. But also the difficulties of being a father, a husband, a son. But this circumstance can also be a condition to learn how to be a teacher, father, husband and son right now.

In the face of uncertainty, hope prevails

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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.

Fr. Giuseppe Bentivoglio

Fr. Benuccio, from Giulianova to Switzerland

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Giuseppe Bentivoglio died on April 8. He had left Varese, he had nurtured the movement in Giulianova, and then landed in the Canton of Ticino. In his spiritual will: "Like a weaned child is my soul within me.” The memory of a friend.

Help to look at things the way they are today

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Amongst the stream of chats, video calls, and articles, the discovery of the value of silence. Taking the time to think in order to understand what is happening to us. And to desire to understand what the Lord wants from us.

Fr. Pigi Bernareggi

Brazil: The Coronavirus paradox

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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”

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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."

To look with Cecilia’s eyes

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Her father being taken away in an ambulance. The darkness of uncertainty about the future. And the question, "How can I be happy in a situation like this?" Martina recounts what began to change within her, starting from a birthday party.

Straight to the Essential

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Marissa and her fiancé's wedding is on hold. In the space of silence and uncertainty, here is what she discovers.

The memory of a path

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With an ill daughter, fear quickly became oppressive. Carrón’s letter was a breath of fresh air, "the battle is not against the virus, it is a battle of faith.”

"Changed by a preference”

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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.”

"What prevails each morning"

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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"

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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.