Stories - 2002

Alain Finkielkraut. Wikimedia Commons

May Beauty Keep Us at Bay

EncountersRodolfo Casadei

An exclusive interview with the French philosopher who, in his latest book (L’imparfait du présent) speaks about modern man’s resentment toward reality as given. He urges an existential conversion, replacing the pleasure principle with gratitude.

Padre Pio. Wikimedia Commons

A Happiness That Comes From Afar

EncountersPaola Bergamini

Padre Pio in the testimony of two physicians, husband and wife, who lived alongside him for years at San Giovanni Rotondo. The encounter with a man changed by Christ, who changed the life of those around him and remains a companion on the journey.

Jerusalem. Wikimedia Commons

The Face of the "Other"

EncountersMimmo Stolfi

Born in Jerusalem, he later settled in Haifa, where he teaches Comparative Literature at the university. From the beginning, his work has centered on the Arab-Israeli question.

Lagos, Nigeria. Wikimedia Commons

A Saturday our of the Ordinary

WorldGabriella Brigi

In a military quarter in Lagos, a charitable work with children evacuated from their homes due to an explosion on January 27th. The experience of a group of young people in their attentive response to what is going on around them.

Astana, Kazakhstan. Wikimedia Commons

Foreshadowing the Future

WorldPaola Ronconi & Lucia Beltrami

Good news from Kazakhstan. The Pope’s visit, an original and enterprising university professor, the winter vacation, looking for a job. In a country where everything that is Italian is exotic. Testimony of a faith that changes people

Church of the Nativity the Birthplace of Jesus. Bethlehem, Palestine. Wikimedia Commons

In the Storm

WorldCamille Eid

The Christians are fleeing Palestine, because of the climate of tension and violence, but above all because of the growth of fundamentalism.

Evansville, Indiana. Photo by John Blair via Wikimedia Commons

Over a Kentucky Fried Chicken Dinner

US & MoreGiorgio Vittadini

A trip to the American heartland: to Evansville, Indiana, to visit the Bishop, for the presentation of The Risk of Education, and the diaconia of CL responsibles in the States. “The response to the drama of sexual abuse is a profound and popular

Christ cleans leper man. Wikimedia Commons

The Psychiatrist of the Forest

WorldMarco Bertoli

A journey in a remote village in western Africa, in contact with the mentally ill no one wants. Traveling with Grégoire, a doctor, who goes around liberating the “new slaves.”

St. Joseph, MO. Wikimedia Commons

Out of Nothing. Stories of America

US & MoreMarco Bardazzi

The encounters with the Movement which have been happening in America in recent years, as Giorgio Vittadini said in Washington, “are too strange to be reduced to the outcome of religious projects.” Something else is at work...

Rochester, MN. Wikimedia Commons

Sparks From Rapid City

US & MoreJerry Mahon

The stories of Fr. Mark, who encountered the Movement when he was in Rochester for medical reasons, and of Fr. Jim, who travels hours to spend the evening with his friends in the Studium Christi.

New York Fire Fighter among the rubble at WTC. Wikimedia Commons

In the Fire of Ground Zero

US & MoreMarco Bardazzi

“Our strength lies in doing things together.” These were the words of Thomas Cashin, Deputy Chief of the Lafayette Street fire station in Manhattan, accepting the Charles Péguy Award given by the Human Adventure Corporation in New York.