Encounters - 2015

Joshua Stancil. Photo by Clare Kolars

Joshua Stancil: Touched by Mercy

EncountersAssociazione Italiana Centri Culturali

In light of the upcoming Holy Year of Mercy, Joshua Stancil shares his encounter with "God's revolutionary tenderness" in a short interview.

New York Encounter 2015: Five Questions with Riro Maniscalco

EncountersStephen Sanchez

Maurizio Maniscalco (known to everyone as “Riro”) is President and co-founder of the NY Encounter, a 3 day cultural event in the heart of City. He sits down with TracesOnline for 5 questions to kickoff our weeklong coverage of this years NY Encounter.

Washington Hall, University of Notre Dame. Photo by Michael Fernandes via Wikimedia Commons

The Truth Will Set You Free

EncountersJulián Carrón

The following is the question and answer session following Fr. Carrón’s remarks at the University of Notre Dame, 21 November, 2015.

Witness of the Franciscan Superior of the Holy Land


The 16th annual gathering was entitled For Freedom Set Free. Fr. Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Custos of the Holy Land was among the invited speakers and addressed the timely topic “Christians in the Middle East: What future, what hope?”

Timothy Shriver. Wikimedia Commons

People Look You in the Eye

EncountersPaolo Perego

Nephew of the Kennedys and Chairman of the Special Olympics, Timothy Shriver tells us about himself and his first time at the Meeting.

Rowan Williams. Wikimedia Commons

What does That Man Ask of Me?

EncountersLuca Fiore

At Saint Peter’s Square was Rowan Williams, the former Anglican Primate of England. He was there out of friendship, and because “it is the moment of encounter.”


This Cancer Saved My Life: Notes from a Friendship

EncountersCristiano Ferrario

Through a developed friendship with her medical oncologist, Carla rediscovers meaning and gusto in her life to the point of being able to affirm, "this cancer saved my life."

Cardinal Timothy Dolan at the 2015 New York Encounter. Photo by Emily Marsolek

Three Questions with Cardinal Dolan

EncountersStephen Sanchez

Cardinal Timothy Dolan addresses Pope Francis' upcoming United States visit and young people in the Catholic Church in an interview at the 2015 New York Encounter.