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Tom Leopold

In The Midst of the Rubble: Tom Leopold and Stories of Life

US & MoreDebra Sheldon

Tom Leopold gave a witness to the truth of the 2017 New York Encounter theme through his own experience of conversion to Catholicism after accompanying his daughter through a life-threatening eating disorder.

(L-R) Simonetta D'Italia Wiener, Maria del Socorro del Rio and Jackie Aldrette. Photo by Sofia Wiener

An Awakened Heart

US & MoreMadeleine Tanzi

Debut screening of an award-winning documentary about an education and nutrition center in Mexico, organized by AVSI USA and presented by co-director Simonetta D’Italia Weiner at the 2017 New York Encounter.

Debut screening of the award-winning The Awakened Heart. Photo by Sofia Wiener
(L-R) Violinist David Han Marks, pianist Chris Vath and cellist Rubin Kodheil. Photo by Migi Fabara Martinez

Invasion 14: An Original Composition

US & MoreSiobhan Maloney

A new work by Christopher Vath for narrator, violin, cello and piano set in the squalid WWI prison of the Maxence Van Der Meersch novel. Performed Saturday night at the 2017 New York Encounter.

Audience members at the performance. Photo by Migi Fabara Martinez
Stephen Sanchez (left) and Alejandro Marius. Photo by Sarah Rivas

The Work of Life

US & MorePatrick Tomassi

"Work is a necessity for every human being." Alejandro Marius shares his experience managing Trabajo y Persona in Venezuela at the 2017 New York Encounter.

Audience members at The Work of Life. Photo by Sarah Rivas

Presentation at the New York Encounter of the book Disarming Beauty

Current EventsNew York Encounter

On the final day of the New York Encounter, Fr. Julián Carrón and Joseph Weiler gave a presentation on Fr. Carrón's book, Disarming Beauty, which will be available in May 2017 published by the University of Notre Dame Press.

Mariagustina Fabara Martinez plays the adult Hellen Keller. Photo by Mary Sarah Ivers

Until We Have Looked into the Darkness

US & MoreSuzanne Lewis

The opening night of the 2017 New York Encounter was a multi-media stage performance written by Emily Green and co-directed by Green and Jo Vetter.

Brian Billion at the piano. Photo by Mary Sarah Ivers
(L-R) Paolo Carozza, Joseph Kaboski, Carolyn Woo and Brian Grim. Photo by Amy Knaus

Economy With a Truly Human Purpose: Is It Possible?

US & MoreRose Tomassi

"All three speakers ... stressed the importance of recognizing and acting on our own freedom as social, political and economic participants." Paolo Carozza, Carolyn Woo, Joseph Kaboski and Brian Grim tackled human economics at the 2017 New York Encounter.

Audience member at Economy with a Truly Human Purpose. Photo by Amy Knaus

Volunteering at the Encounter


In the weeks leading up to the Encounter, I had been reawakened, with help from my School of Community, to my need to say Yes to Christ’s presence in my life, through my very flawed humanity...

Jonathan Fields. Photo by Brenda Abdelmesih

Seven Original Compositions of the Psalms

US & MoreBrittany Higdon

"The Psalms are a form of dialogue defined by God Himself for His relationship with the people He has chosen … The sweep of the Psalms tells this history with the power of poetic song.” A 2016 New York Encounter concert organized by Jonathan Fileds.

GHOSTLIGHT choral group directed by Evelyn Troesar DeGraf. Photo by Brenda Abdelmesih
Thomas Jones. Photo by Felicia DiSalvo

The Adventure of Space Exploration

US & MoreClaire Vouk

"This was completely a gift from God. Yes, an accomplishment, but also really humbling." Veteran astronaut Thomas Jones spoke about his adventures in space at the 2016 New York Encounter.

Thomas Jones (left) and Lindsay Blakely. Photo by Felicia DiSalvo
(L-R) Archbishop Amel Nona, Marta Zaknoun, Fr. Pier Battista Pizzaballa. Photo by Emily Marsolek

Your Love is Better Than Life: Christians
in the Middle East

US & MoreMaura Kate Costello

Despite the rise of terrorism and Civil War in the Arab Spring, certainty and joy dominate local Christians. Archbishop Amel Nona and Fr. Pier Battista Pizzaballa shared stories of hope and freedom in the Middle East at the 2016 New York Encounter.

Audience at Your Love is Better Than Life. Photo by Emily Marsolek
(L-R) Andreas Widmer, Anujeet Sareen and Nancy Albin. Photo by Photo by Margherita Daho

Doing Business in Uncharted Waters

US & MoreNathaniel Hurd

A discussion on entrepreneurship at the 2016 NY Encounter. The Panelists were Andreas Widmer and Nancy Albin with Anujeet Sareen as moderator.

(L-R) Widmer, Albin, Sareen and Maniscalco. Photo by Maria Ramos
Fr. José Medina. Photo by Margherita Daho

The Land of the Free

US & MoreNathaniel Hurd

“We call this ‘the land of the free.’ Why do you think freedom is so important to us?” Fr. José Medina and Fr. Julián Carrón discuss freedom in the United States at the 2016 New York Encounter.

Fr. Julián Carrón. Photo by Margherita Daho
Exhibit guide leads tour through the Junípero Serra exhibit. Photo by Margherita Daho

¡Siempre Adelante!

US & MoreDamian Bacich

“I wish I could instill in them the great joy that I am experiencing because I believe they would urge me to go forth and never turn back.” Damian Bacich comments on the Junípero Serra exhibit at the 2016 New York Encounter.

Young woman tours the Junípero Serra exhibit. Photo by Elyssa Koren
Peter Stokman, Cristiano Ferrario and Marc Beauchamp. Photo by Emily Marsolek

From Patient to Friend

US & MoreNathaniel Hurd

"The person is a mystery and my … task is to remain open." Canadian physician Marc Beauchamp shared experiences of personal relationships in the medical field at the 2016 New York Encounter.

Audience attending The True Face of Personalized Medicine. Photo by Emily Marsolek
(L-R) Peter Fields, Naomi Genuard, Margaret Laracy and Sal Petrosino. Photo by Maria Ramos

What Pixar Teaches us About Growing Up

US & MoreKristin Hurd

Sal Petrosino, Peter Fields, Margaret Laracy and Naomi Genuard discussed the roles and relationship of Joy and Sadness in Pixar's "Inside Out" at the 2016 New York Encounter.

Still from Pixar's Inside Out. Photo / Flickr
(L-R) Priscilla La Porte, Fr. Peter Cameron, OP, and Joshua Stancil. Photo by Clare Kolars

The Place that God has Lead Me To

US & MoreSuzanne Tanzi

The inviolable authenticity brought by suffering powerfully attests to the fact that suffering that is accompanied, faced, has eternal value." Joshua Stancil and Priscilla La Porte shared experiences of mercy and rebirth at the 2016 New York Encounter.

Audience attending Crossing to the Other Shore. Photo by Clare Kolars
(L-R) Jeffrey Sachs, Rebecca Cherico and Cardinal Sean O'Malley. Photo by Clare Kolars

Setting out on the Long Path of Renewal

US & MoreDino D'agata

"The relationship between humanity, God, and nature forms one unitary whole." Cardinal Sean O'Malley, Jeffrey Sachs and Rebecca Cherico discussed Pope Francis's encyclical, "Laudato Si," at the 2016 New York Encounter.

Cardinal Sean O'Malley. Photo by Clare Kolars
Giulio Piscitelli. Photo by Gina Lopez

Longing for the Sea ... and Leaving the Harbor

US & MoreSuzanne Tanzi

"Hope is at the root of all migrations; it is the biggest motivator. And this is true for us, too." Photographer Giulio Piscitelli and Msgr. Ronald Marino discussed the issue of immigration at the 2016 New York Encounter.

(L-R) Giulio Piscitelli, Stephen Sanchez and Msgr. Ronald Marino. Photo by Gina Lopez