Stories - 2011

An Elderly Patient with her Caregiver. Flickr

The Hidden Privilege

US & MoreVeronica Bushman, Elvira Parravicini, Costanza Raimondi

The first intuition dawned during a visit to his sick grandmother in Croatia, and was followed by confirmations, is the path of a physician who found a treasure that allows him to accompanying others to Destiny.

Nairobi, Kenya. CC0 Creative Commons

With the Same Eyes

WorldPaolo Sanna

In Nairobi, over one hundred people–from the African countries where the movement of CL is present–met with Julián Carrón to renew together the road of that life-changing, winning attraction.

The Crosby CL community.

A Journey to freedom

US & MoreChris Bacich

Picking up the story of Fr. Julián Carrón’s month-long visit to the American CL communities, Traces presents some other witnesses–from Minnesota to the West Coast–of a people living the question of what makes life really life.

Julián Carrón at the Grand Canyon.
Julián Carrón in Monument Valley, Utah, with friends.

Coast to Coast

US & MoreChris Bacich

In July, among U.S. communites across the country, a series of surprising encounters with Fr. Julián Carrón took place.

Julián Carrón and friends look at the view, Utah.
Artist Painting the Seascape. Creative Commons CC0

Jumping Off

EncountersDino D'agata and Kathleen Black

In this interview, Laurel Dugan describes her sense of unity in life, "order in the chaos," which unveils a fecundity without measure.

Two Meeting Point women break rocks in the query.

Now We Want Everything

WorldPaolo Perego

We had met them at the Rimini Meeting in Italy last year, and have come to know the women of Kireka and the pain in their stories and the look that brought them to Baptism. This time, we went to see them at home, in the heart of Africa...

The trip to Jinja at the source of the Nile.
Prison Bars. Wikimedia Commons

Story of Gladness

EncountersMelanie Danner

From a School of Community in suburban Maryland to a prison in North Carolina, a transformative friendship with an inmate leads him to come to know a great love and a new sense of purpose in his life...

Dante's Paradiso. Wikimedia Commons

New Creatures

EncountersAlessandra Stoppa

At a prison in Padua, Italy, 3 inmates receive the sacraments in the presence of their victims' families. A similar story is taking place in the US, where a friendship that has grown through mainly letters is filling a man's life in prison with hope.

Dorothy Day. Wikimedia Commons

"You Are Still My Mother"

EncountersRita Simmonds and Webster Bull

Artist Mary Lathrop offers a living witness to the Venerable Dorothy Day, recalling yesterday's conversion and today's reality: a friendship that coincides with the encounter with Christ and an ongoing education for her religious sense.

NYC Men Waiting in a Bread Line. Wikimedia Commons
Pope John Paul II. Wikimedia Commons

In Love with Christ and Man

EncountersMassima Camisasca

The friendship and esteem with Fr. Giussani, the audiences with the university students, and "that same way of seeing things" that, nonetheless, irritated some people. Here is the story of how the bond between the Pope and the Movement was born and grew.

Luigi Giussani
Antique Map of North America. Wikimedia Commons

Our Arrows and that X

EncountersFr. Luis A. Rivero

Alongside the New York Encounter, 200 CL responsibles from North America gathered for the Annual National Diaconia. Eschewing all formality and going beyond expectations, the three days with Fr. Julián Carrón introduced "reality as a symphony."

New York City. CC0 Public Domain

No Room For Indifference

WorldPeter Stockland

Thousands of people crowded the Manhattan Center for 4 days of concerts, exhibitions, and discussions on subjects ranging from euthanasia to the economy. At the heart of the Big Apple, we found a beauty that is an invitation to "come and see."

Cairo, Egypt. Wikimedia Commons

A Life You Can Touch

WorldAlessandra Stoppa

From Egypt to the Persian Gulf, we met some Christians living in the Middle East, where the recent bomb attack revealed many wounds, but also a communion that is alive, like that which grew out of the Cairo Meeting.

Rose Busingye

Africa: We Want for Nothing

WorldPietro Alfieri

Vivian, who has come to understand the beauty of her marriage. Fr. Stefano, after 30 years of self-abnegation, is learning for the first time to go to the heart of his humanity. The sister of Henos, who has now found what she was searching for.