Letters - 2020 - Page 6

"I surrendered to gratitude"

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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.

"What gives my heart peace”

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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...

"If Christ were not here, I would run away”

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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...

"Our own step of self-awareness”

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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?"

"Friends are far away. But I am not alone"

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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.

The symptom of an underlying anxiety

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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…

The cry to the only One who can answer

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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.

"The virus? A magnifying glass upon me."

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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?”

"What sustains me, even in quarantine."

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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".

"My day in the Coronavirus ward."

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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.

Encountering Our Wounds

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Jaisy's work on the Baldwin Exhibit for the New York Encounter helps her confront her own wounds at the "level of the heart."

The children in Boston with Fr. Marcel

The Power of Forgiveness

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Amy shares what happened when friends gathered to hear the witness of Fr. Marcel, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide.

The vacation of the Ugandan community

Uganda: “My perfect imperfections”

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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.

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant and that burning question

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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.