From former child soldier to foster father. Jimmy Tamba recounts his meeting with Fr. Berton, CL and the Nembrini family. "They did not analyze what had happened to me, they made me see the good in the world."
Stories - 2023
One of the greatest contemporary Russian authors, now in exile: “When the war ends, it will be language, music, poetry that will build bridges between Russians and Ukrainians. That is why I do not stop writing.”
The exhibition on Blessed José Gregorio Hernández, his first time at the Meeting, the challenges of a country in crisis. Cardinal Baltazar Enrique Porras Cardozo, Archbishop of Caracas, speaks.
Giacomo volunteered at the Meeting as a photographer. Here, in pictures and words, he recounts his days in Rimini
The Cuban community gathered to follow the presentation of The Religious Sense. But that evening, among the streets of Old Havana, the encounters and surprises continued. Alejandro's story from the latest issue of "Huellas”.
The encounter with the movement at age 17. The "yes" to Christ, the choice to teach and the birth of a school that today welcomes more than 1,500 students. Enrique Arroyo's testimony at the European Diaconia.
Paolo and Elena live in Athens. Charitable giving, dinners, meeting with other movements and associations up to the Spiritual Exercises. "To rediscover, in the gaze of the other, the beauty of our charism."
The Xaverian missionary in Sierra Leone died ten years ago. Caring for local Christian communities, welcoming the youngest, child soldiers... The memory of one of those young people "embraced by him".
Born in South Korea, he moved with his family to Vancouver. At 13, he entered the diocesan seminary, and then came the encounter with St. Charles Fraternity. The story of Andrew Lee, one of the fraternity's new priests ordained on June 24.
They called it "Syd Catch up," a kind of mini Meeting, the first public event organized by the small community in the Australian city. Two meetings and an exhibition that have not gone unnoticed.
American theologian John Cavadini describes the “countercultural” value of Giussani’s book: “I am so moved just to know that my students have the chance to read a book like this.” From June Traces.
The Fraternity Exercises in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Stefano, on his first trip to the island, speaks of a friendship "full of affection upon the first greeting".
She is one of "Rose's women." Her and Obote Milton were to be married in a church 20 years after their marriage in a tribal ceremony. Two weeks before the wedding he was killed. Their story and her words at his funeral.
A work “within” her work. From the May issue of Tracce, the experience of Emanuela Vismara, a young nurse in a pediatric oncology ward.
Diane Foley lost a journalist son, kidnapped and beheaded by Isis in Syria. But resentment did not have the last word: "God teaches us mercy. We all need mercy.” She met his murderer, and convinced the U.S government to intervene in defense of hostages.
A vacation for young people from Southeast Asia in the hills of Kuala Lumpur. A chance to rediscover how life "can be really interesting".
His story and that of his martyred land. The tale of a people who live on. In April Traces, Monsignor Borys Gudziak, Metropolitan Archbishop of Philadelphia of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, speaks of a people who live on.
An evening with those who prepare dinner for the young people welcomed by Fr. Claudio Burgio. In the April issue of Traces, the story of charitable work in the community on the outskirts of Milan.
What is the meaning of work? How can it be truly human? And what does it have to do with faith? Some time ago in Vienna, an initiative started where, over an aperitif, people began to tell each other and compare notes.
Kidnapped for more than two years by Islamic terrorists, Fr. Pier Luigi Maccalli, a missionary in Africa, recounts his dialogue with his captors. And with God. From the March issue of Tracce.
A missionary for 20 years in Anatolia, Maria Grazia Zambon recounts how she experienced the earthquake, and what she saw happen in the affected areas. "A catastrophe that revealed the truth of the human heart".