Gabriele, from Bergamo, managed to accompany his mother to the cemetery. Almost clandestinely. He thinks about her, about what she left him. But also about our elderly, and why we take care of them. They are our true richness.
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A young doctor with his questions and fears. Amazement that tears you away from distraction. The desire to be silent. And the need to be "seized" every time...
She's a nurse at the Polyclinic of Milan. Within a few hours, young and inexperienced, she found herself working with intensive care patients. Fear and complaint dominate. Then, after her first shift, something changes...
A call, at this time of emergency, to the value of the Common Fund. An opportunity to re-ask ourselves what it is. And how it helps us to live faith.
They got married, privately, on February 29. Months of planning and preparations went up in smoke. A great sense of injustice. But also the question: "What does the Lord ask of us?"
The desire for something to overcome loneliness and thoughts. A message that gets you going again. The desire to be open to things that happen. And the discovery that even in a family, "walls" can fall.
To look at what is happening to us during this emergency within a broader horizon. Like Pope Francis does. A deacon, awaiting ordination, talks about what he is discovering in these days.
Elena, in the first few days after schools closed, was busy with a thousand things. Then she realized that in her never stopping, something did not sit right. So she starts a work…
He works in the E.R., in the infectious emergencies area. Sometimes it is tempting to scream and run away. Sometimes there is the surprise of being picked up by a simple message from a colleague.
Her husband is busy in the Coronavirus ward. She is at home with her children, busy with the "usual things": cleaning, washing, cooking. And she asks herself, "How can I be useful right now?”
He has been hospitalized for coronavirus. He is having trouble breathing, but he is keeping his eyes open. To discover the many signs of His presence. "I am not glad that I got sick, but I am grateful for what I am discovering."
A patient in one of the hospitals in Lombardy writes to her friends. In her fatigue "all I can do is ask for good and the ability to do the will of the Lord”.
Organizational stress, misunderstandings, patient discomfort. In a ward that has become a field hospital, Luisa feels herself sinking into the difficulties of working as a nurse. And she asks herself: "What changes by being Christian?”
Luciano has just finished his period of quarantine. Gratitude for Carrón's letter in Corriere della Sera. And the surprise of realizing, in such difficult circumstances, that "I am You who are making me".
He is one of the many doctors in Lombardy who were asked to substitute their infected colleagues. Airtight overalls, double mask, glasses, gloves. Then hours treating the sick. And the discovery, within this drama, of what conquers fear and despair.
Jaisy's work on the Baldwin Exhibit for the New York Encounter helps her confront her own wounds at the "level of the heart."
Amy shares what happened when friends gathered to hear the witness of Fr. Marcel, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide.
Fr. John shares how the Risk of Education work is transforming the way he encounters others.
Spending the afternoon in the hotel working or taking the community vacation proposal seriously, starting with a few hours of games together? This was Mauro's choice and the story of what he discovered.
The death of the American basketball player vibrated among the students of a Milanese technical institute. Between dialogues and discussions in class, nothing seems to add up. The question ‘why?’ remains, and it cannot be shut out.
After he joins the Risk of Education work, Mark discovers that he has been invited to more than just a book study.