Church - 2017

Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini

Frances Cabrini: A Saint in Little Italy

ChurchPaola Bergamini

One hundred years ago, on December 22, 1917, an Italian nun who had dreamed of a mission to the Orient died in Chicago. "Your China is the United States," the Pope had told her. Here is her story, from a series published in Traces in 2009.

Statue of Our Lady of Fatima. Photo by Nheyob

"Clinging to her like children"

ChurchPope Francis

Blesseds Francisco Marto and Jacinta Marto are canonized in the Square in front of the Shrine of Our Lady of Fátima. "We can take as our examples Saint Francisco and Saint Jacinta, whom the Virgin Mary introduced into the immense ocean of God’s light..."

Easter Cross. Flickr


ChurchFr Ibrahim, OFM

Fr Ibrahim sent greetings on Easter. "In what atmosphere will the Christians of Aleppo celebrate Easter? In that of Resurrection? Is war really over?"

Romano Scalfi. Traces

Romano Scalfi: A Life Dedicated to Church Unity

ChurchJulián Carrón

The founder of Russia Cristiana passed away on Christmas Day at age 93. Remembering his encounter with Fr. Giussani in 1957, the discovery of the samizdat, and much more.