Stories - 2006

Buenos Aires. Wikimedia Commons

The Obra of Father Pantaleo

WorldAlessandro Banfi

A testament to the fruit of the work founded by Fr. Mario Pantaleo–the church of the “Walking Christ,” the medical clinic, the university dormitory, the center for the elderly, and the La Traccia Educational Center–and to the collaboration with AVSI.

Church in Carate Brianza, Italy. Wikimedia Commons

The Paradox of In-presa

WorldAlessandra Stoppa

The In-presa Association, founded by Emilia Vergani in 1997, today hosts 150 young people, offering them help in their studies and training as electricians, computer maintenance technicians, and assistant cooks, to enable them to enter the work world.

Beirut, Lebanon.

Christians in the Middle East

WorldAnna Leonardi

Two months after the August 14th cease-fire, we offer the testimonies of three Christians who live in Lebanon, Israel, and Palestine, and an overview of AVSI’s renewed commitment in Lebanon through five programs

John Waters. Photo by Crossroads Cultural Center

An Irishman’s Story: The Surprise of an Encounter

EncountersMichelle Riconscente

John Waters, editorialist of the "Irish Times," tells about himself, beginning with his experience at the Rimini Expo Center, the world of the mass media, the search for ultimate meaning, the life of the Church in Ireland, and the problem of education.

Aerial Photo of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Wikimedia Commons

...It's Happening Now

WorldPaolo Perego and Paola Ronconi

There are continual surprises in the experience of Cleuza and her husband, Marcos, founders of the Movement of Landless Workers, who have discovered in their encounter with CL the reason for their passion for man in his totality.

Naples, Italy. Creative Commons CC0

Finding the Way on Via Materdei

WorldCristina Terzaghi

Amid the side streets of Naples, the first Fraternity group was born in 1999. Over the years it has met and involved others in the simplicity of a friendship

Tony Hendra. Wikimedia Commons

Dinner with Tony Hendra

EncountersMichele Cantoni

The theme of vocation is at the center of the British writer’s autobiography. In New York he encountered the experience of the Movement. This past summer, during a visit to Italy, he told us about himself.

United States Flag. Flickr

Encounter in the American West

US & MoreDamian Bacich

Following last month’s visit to the southeastern United States, this month Traces travels to the American West, where for over twenty years a chapter of the Movement’s history has been slowing unfolding.

Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Wikimedia Commons

The Bay Ridge Fraternity

US & MoreMaurizio Maniscalco

A Fraternity group in New York, born among families living in Brooklyn and environs. Faithfulness of the heart in the vicissitudes of daily life.

Antique Map of the Southeastern United States. Wikimedia Commons

Springtime in The South: Five Encounters

US & MoreMichelle Riconscente

The Southeast has witnessed a surge of interest in Fr. Giussani. This month, New World recounts stories of the many lives changed by the encounter with Christ. From a companionship to a certainty: verification of the “Something within something.”

Waffle House. Wikimedia Commons
Boston, MA. Creative Commons CC0

Three Hundred on the Freedom Trail

US & MoreMichelle Riconscente

Historic Boston, Massachusetts, is the site of the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile path linking the centuries-old buildings and parks that witnessed the birth of the American Revolution.

Perth, Australia. Creative Commons CC0

Strange Games of Destiny at the 20th Parallel South

US & MoreRiccardo Piol

John Kinder, Professor of Italian in Perth, leads a small but lively community: 12 friends, including a priest, a lawyer, a professor, a housewife, and now students. It's the unexpected fruit of an adventure that began in solitude almost thirty years ago

Seal of the U.S. Department of State. Wikimedia Commons

The Story of a New Beginning

EncountersMraco Bardazzi

The story of a State Department official, and how sharing his professional problems with his friends has given him a different outlook on work.