First an earthquake in the autumn, then the pandemic. Yet, in a country already plagued by poverty and economic hardship, hope does not stop flourishing.
News - 2020
From Corriere della Sera, an excerpt from the preface to the fourth volume of the series Cristianesimo alla prova [Christianity put to the test], a collection of lessons and dialogues by Fr. Giussani at the Fraternity Exercises of CL.
This year, there will be no hundred thousand people along the 28 kilometers that separate Macerata and Loreto. However, the 42nd Pilgrimage will take place on the evening of June 13. How and why? Monsignor Giancarlo Vecerrica explains.
Lockdown in Nairobi and a nationwide curfew. The fruits of so many years of work that has set a people back in motion within their territory. The first in a series of contributions about the Coronavirus emergency from the areas in which AVSI operates.
Erio Castellucci, Archbishop of Modena, made the announcement during Mass for the anniversary of death of the surgeon from Modena. The communication, which came from the Vatican, initiates the first phase of the process that will take place in his diocese
In a meeting about the pandemic, the Archbishop of Bologna spoke about himself and how he has been experiencing the health emergency. A dialogue with two voices - different and consonant - in the company of Abbé Pierre, Paul Claudel and Etty Hillesum.
On May 18, one hundred years ago, St. John Paul II was born. A man and a pastor who changed the history of the world and of the Church, from the Solidarnosc epic to the days of his illness. Always carrying the answer to that question within his heart.
"In the encounter there are no rules, only humanity." Anthropologist Mikel Azurmendi reads, in Carrón's ebook, the re-proposal of the experience of the first Christians, necessary during this lockdown period. His article from paginasdigital.es.
The pandemic and self-awareness. The dialogue, organized by Bicocca University of Milan, between psychotherapists Fabrizio Asioli and Giovanni Stanghellini, and Julián Carrón. Three different but consonant ways of describing what is happening to us.
The introduction of the text that Julián Carrón is preparing on the topic "What saves us from nothingness?"
How do you conquer fear? What contribution can Christians make? What challenge does this pandemic pose to faith? The president of the Fraternity discusses the themes of his eBook "Reawakening Our Humanity” with korazym.org. Read the interview.
The health emergency has closed schools, but has not stopped classes. In a meeting organized by the Milan Cultural Centre, teachers and principals talk about the surprises, and the problems, of recent weeks.
Notes of the contributions from Pigi Banna and Julián Carrón via video link with members of Gioventù Studentesca. Holy Saturday, April 11, 2020.
The fragility of existence and the "bubble" in which we lived. Then, "an unforeseen and unforeseeable interruption of reality, wearing the face of the coronavirus." In this ebook, Carrón describes how this "dizzying time" offers us a great possibility.
On the outskirts of Milan, fifty young people from the Kayrós community are living in "cloistered" isolation. What does this mean for them? "In front of certain questions, slogans are not enough," says the founder of the community.
"Why do we not sing together?" A group of friends “meet” online during the Coronavirus crisis “to share, from wherever we are, a treasure.”
The Holy Mass presided over by Pope Francis and the "Urbi et Orbi" Blessing. St. Peter's Basilica, April 12, 2020.
The Vigil on the Holy Night of Easter, presided over by Pope Francis.
The video of the Way of the Cross presided over by Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square, April 10, 2020.
Mass of The Lord's Supper, celebrated by Pope Francis in St. Peter's Basilica, April 9, 2020.
The images are taken from "The Gospel according to Matthew" by Pier Paolo Pasolini, the poet whose verses accompany the words pronounced by Fr. Giussani in St. Peter's Square in 1998.