Stories - 2000

'The Evangelist Matthew and the Angel' by Rembrandt. Wikimedia Commons

The Foreseen and the Unforeseen

EncountersAlessandro Zangrando

Matthew, the Old Usurer Who Left Everything for Jesus. A publican and hated tax collector. No one would ever have imagined him at the Messiah's side. But he ended up among the Twelve, drawn by an attraction

Father Carlo Gnocchi. Wikimedia Commons

Father of Multitudes


A chaplain in the Russian campaign. His return to Italy and its impact on thousands of maimed children.

Flood Damage in Venezuela. Wikimedia Commons

Under a Sea of Mud

WorldRiccardo Piol

It has not stopped raining since December 15th. An estimated 50,000 people have died and 600,000 left homeless, but the numbers are destined to rise. AVSI's Maria Teresa Gatti, responsible for emergency aid to the flooded country, reports

Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Wikimedia Commons

Something New Under the Sky in Bay Ridge

US, UK and MoreMarco Bardazzi

In a park in multi-ethnic Brooklyn, an initiative by the New York community. Amid songs, exhibits, gastronomical delicacies, and games for the children, the occasion to encounter an ideal without end.

Giacomo Leopardi. Wikimedia Commons

“Latte” with Leopardi

US, UK and MoreJohn Kinder

At the University of Perth an Australian professor proposes a course of study on an Italian poet to his students, challenging them with quotes from a critic and a priest.

Final sunset over the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. Flickr

So Far And Yet So Near

US, UK and MoreRoberto Perrone

On assignment in Sydney for the Olympic games. New encounters and the discovery of a common origin, when and where it is least expected. Aided by e-mail, the telephone, and a table full of food.

Flags of Canada and the United States. Wikimedia Commons

The New Frontier

US, UK and MoreGiorgio Vittadini

A trip across the United States and Canada. The adventure of the new communities and the experience of those already existing. Everywhere and in every way the humble and certain awareness of being bearers of the world’s meaning.

Plattsburgh, NY. Wikimedia Commons

Guess Who’s Coming to Plattsburgh

US, UK and MoreGiovanni Cesana E Luca Frigerio

From May 26th to 30th, American CLU students from various states came together for vacation, with two Italian guests who tell the story. Hikes, songs, jokes, and skits. The freshness of the beginning.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

On the Enchanted Isle

WorldAlfonso Moser

The Puerto Rican community takes its first steps. School of Community, work, and meetings. A life full of initiative and creativity, whose starting point is the desire that everyone can know the Christian experience.

Moscow, Russia. Wikimedia Commons

A Study Tour to Moscow

WorldGiovanna Parravicini

Here is the story of the movement's birth in Russia, a place "...with hunger for Christ, with pain for the humiliated humanity all around us."

Jakarta, Indonesia. Creative Commons CC0

Five Days in Jakarta

WorldEmanuele Boffi, Luca Frigerio, Luc De Simoni

The travel journal of a small group of Milanese university students who went to the Asian archipelago to meet others their own age in order to better understand the situation after the dramatic events in East Timor.