Encounters - 2019

Blum (L) and Ghaly.

"I Go to Prepare a Place for You"

EncountersJonathan Ghaly

Jim Blum, founder of My Father's House, discusses his time in prison, his conversion, and his encounter with Communion and Liberation.

Courtesy of Arthur Roraff.

From Alaska to Arizona: Signposts of God

EncountersAnnemarie Bacich

Fr. Arthur Roraff tells the story of his vocation as a priest in Alaska and his eventual encounter with Communion and Liberation.

Courtesy of Arthur Roraff.
"Elizabeth Seton: American Saint"

Craving a Presence

EncountersAnnemarie Bacich

We publish an interview with historian Catherine O'Donnell, author of "Elizabeth Seton: American Saint." Her book was recommended as one of the summer readings in the United States communities.

Bacich (L) and O'Donnell
A Grecian urn. Photo by Paul Curto via Flickr.

A Kiss is Not the End

EncountersPaola Bergamini

Psychiatrist Giovanni Stanghellini reflects on the question, “Is there something that lasts forever?" A dialogue about experience, relationships, waiting, evil, and repetition. And the unexpected that “touches me concretely.”

The Giussani Experiment

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The life of the CL founder transformed his way of teaching and of looking at the crisis of the Church. An interview with theologian Timothy O’Malley who spoke at the presentation on Giussani’s biography in Chicago.

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

A Contest within a Context

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

Jason Blakely. Photo by Amy Hickl (cropped).

From Formalism to Authenticity

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

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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.