Stories - 2019

Virginia's picture depicting her and her family doing charitable work.

A Contest within a Context

Encounters

We publish the winning drawing and essay from the 2019 Art and Essay contest sponsored by Benedictine College.

Savorana (right) and Zucchi. Photo by Peter Stockland.

The Life of Luigi Giussani: A Presence that Attracts

US & MoreClaire Vouk

On March 20 in Montréal, Canada, Alberto Savorana took part in the final Life of Luigi Giussani panel with Christine Jones, Fr. John Meehan, and John Zucchi. Read the full story.

(L-R) Meehan, Jones, Zucchi, and Savorana. Photo by Peter Stockland.
Jason Blakely. Photo by Amy Hickl (cropped).

From Formalism to Authenticity

Encounters

We publish the text of Jason Blakely's remarks on March 12, 2019, during the Life of Luigi Giussani book tour.

(L-R) Savorana, Freeman, and Stokman. Photo by Tim Lilley

The Life of Luigi Giussani: What Does it Mean to Follow?

US & MoreJulie Rosario

On March 17 in Evansville, Indiana, Alberto Savorana continued on his Life of Luigi Giussani book tour speaking alongside Bishop Steven Raica, Stephanie Stokman, and Emily Freeman. Read the full story.

(L-R) Freeman, Stokman, Raica, and Savorana. Photo by Tim Lilley.
(L-R) Savorana, Butler, Stokman, and Balsbaugh. Photo by Margaret Stokman.

The Life of Luigi Giussani: To Have Open Eyes

US & MoreJacob Doty

On March 16, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the seventh Life of Luigi Giussani book tour presentation took place with Alberto Savorana, Jon Balsbaugh, Marcie Stokman, and P.J. Butler. Read the full story.

(L-R) Waldstein, Hazen, Hastings, and Savorana. Photo by Kelly Koranda.

The Life of Luigi Giussani: Christ, Yes or No?

US & MoreAlexander Kelly

On March 14 in Omaha, Nebraska, Alberto Savorana continued his ten-day book tour. The panel was comprised of Michael Waldstein, Very Rev. Scott Hastings, and David Hazen. Read the full story.

Photo by Kelly Koranda.
(L-R) Dreher, Cruz-Bustillo, Redondo, and Savorana. Photo by Melissa Font.

The Life of Luigi Giussani: Everything to Live Fully

US & MoreJoep Van Keeken

On March 11 in Miami, Florida, Alberto Savorana continued on to the next stop of his ten-day book tour. The third panel was alongside Rod Dreher, Miriam Cruz-Bustillo, and José Pedro Redondo. Read the full story.

(L-R) Laracy, Erlandson, Alvaré, and Savorana. Photo by Tierney Monahan.

The Life of Luigi Giussani: Christ is in Reality

US & MoreVincent Petruccelli

On March 10 at Georgetown University, Alberto Savorana spoke alongside Greg Erlandson, Helen Alvaré, and Margaret Laracy, marking the second night of the Life of Luigi Giussani book tour. Read the full story.

Photo by Tierney Monahan.
(L-R) Sareen, Mooney, Aldrette, and Savorana. Photo by Giulietta Riboldi.

The Life of Luigi Giussani: A Presence, Not a Theory

US & MoreSebastian Oglethorpe

Alberto Savorana kicked off the Life of Luigi Giussani book tour on March 9 in New York City alongside Margarita Mooney, Anujeet Sareen, and Jackie Aldrette. Read the full story.

Courtesy of the New York Encounter

Friday at the New York Encounter: An Unmistakable Urge

US & MorePatrick Tomassi

A documentary on the APAC prisons in Brazil, a letter to Ivy League professors, a panel on "the kindness of science," and a performance of the work of jazz legend John Coltrane. Read the recap of Friday at the New York Encounter.

Riro Maniscalco, president of the New York Encounter.
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Before Death There is Life

EncountersLetizia Mariani

We sat down with Elvira Parravicini, M.D., to discuss her Neonatal Comfort Care Program, a service of perinatal and neonatal palliative care which establishes plans of care for babies with life-limiting conditions.