US, UK and More - 2017

Paul Mariani at the Communion and Liberation vacation.

Paul Mariani: In the Verses of a Friend

US, UK and MoreMattia Ferraresi

American poet Paul Mariani visited a CL vacation and shared his passion for 20th and 21st century poets as well as some intimate questions.

Lorenzo Patelli (left) and Doreen.

Doreen's Candle

US, UK and MoreAnna Leonardi

Studies at Bocconi, the first flight to the USA, and the discovery that "faith is enough to live as men." The story of Lorenzo Patelli, professor at the University of Denver, where life "begins again only through facts."

Friends from the Denver community.
American flag at sunset. Photo/Flickr

Rediscovering Our Roots, Moving Forward as One

US, UK and MoreStephen Adubato

"Certainty cannot be a weapon that shields us from dialogue." In light of the 2016 presidential election and the despair that followed, Stephen Adubato took a look at the nation's next steps.

2016 presidential election. Photo/Flickr
Jacob Donaldson. Photo by Margaret Stokman

The Devil's Trick: The Screwtape Letters

US, UK and MoreStephen Adubato

"Reality as it is given in the present moment is the place in which the promise of eternity reveals itself." Marcie Stokman, founder of Well-Read Mom, and Dr. James Como spoke about "The Screwtape Letters" by C.S. Lewis at the 2017 New York Encounter.

Marcie Stokman. Photo by Margaret Stokman
Tommaso Bardelli (left) and Dan Jusino. Photo by Migi Fabara Martinez

Forging a Culture of Forgiveness

US, UK and MoreSuzanne Tanzi

"Healing is about teaching people to love — themselves and others." Stories of reconciliation with life with Dan Jusino and Tommaso Bardelli at the 2017 New York Encounter.

Bardelli (left) and Jusino. Photo by Migi Fabara Martinez
John Bartlett (left) and Tom Colucci. Photo by Amy Knaus

A Long and Improbable Journey of Grace

US, UK and MoreSuzanne Tanzi

The Rev. Tom Colucci, a firefighter during the horrors of September 11, 2001, gave a witness at the 2017 New York Encounter of that unforgettable day, the work that followed and the concrete signs of Christ throughout it all.

Bartlett (left) and Colucci. Photo by Amy Knaus
Richard Cabral. Photo by Brenda Abdelmesih

Tell the True Story: Richard Cabral Speaks

US, UK and MoreCharles Atkinson

"What are we missing? Why do we often perceive reality as disappointing? What can help us reconcile with reality and engage life as it is?" The 2017 New York Encounter opened with music and a conversation with Richard Cabral and Fr. Vincent Nagle.

Cabral. Photo by Brenda Abdelmesih
Mila Villaceran (left) and Anthony Lechich. Photo by Amy Knaus

Caring Across Generations

US, UK and MoreKristin Hurd

Monica Goodwin, Mila Villaceran and Anthony Lechich discuss the impact of the elder generations at the 2017 New York Encounter.

(L-R) Goodwin, Villaceran and Lechich. Photo by Amy Knaus
Julián Carrón (left) and Joseph Weiler. Photo by Sophia Wiener

Beauty Does Not Betray

US, UK and MoreGreg Barry

"Our faith must become a lived beauty through which others can encounter God’s incredible love." Fr. Julián Carrón discussed his new book "Disarming Beauty" with Joseph Weiler at the 2017 New York Encounter.

R. R. Reno (left) and David Brooks. Photo by Sofia Wiener

Brooks and Reno on the American Dream

US, UK and MoreSantiago Ramos

David Brooks and R. R. Reno discussed the question, “Are the American People Betraying Their Dream? Or Is the American Dream Betraying its People?" at the 2017 New York Encounter.

(L-R) Maurizio Maniscalco, R. R. Reno and David Brooks. Photo by Sofia Wiener
(L-R) Claire Vouk, Matt Malone and Timothy Dolan. Photo by Mary Sarah Ivers

American Dream Come True

US, UK and MoreBrittany Higdon

"The goal of Christianity is not to win an argument, but to be holy." Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Rev. Matt Malone and Claire Vouk conversed on the American saints' exhibit “The American Dream Come True” at the 2017 New York Encounter.

(L-R) Sanchez, Vouk, Dolan and Malone. Photo by Mary Sarah Ivers
Audience members at Reality Does Not Betray. Really?.

What Wonder Knows

US, UK and MoreSuzanne Lewis

"The problem with man making himself dissimilar to God is that it also makes him dissimilar to himself." A conversation on the 2017 New York Encounter theme with Michael Waldstein, John Waters and Fr. José Medina.

Luca Matone (left) and Maria Teresa Landi. Photo by Kaleigh O'Brien

The Art of Science

US, UK and MoreBruno Cassará

What does it mean to be successful in research? What drives their work? Can the work of the scientist be viewed as an art form? A conversation at the 2017 New York Encounter with Maria Teresa Landi, Polly Matzinger and Luca Matone.

Audience attending The Art of Science. Photo by Kaleigh O'Brien
A Ultimate Concern: Flannery O'Connor's Approach to Reality. Photo by Brenda Abdelmesih

An Ultimate Concern

US, UK and MoreBruno Cassará

"Flannery O’Connor is a writer who does not spare her readers the hardness of reality. But it is a corrective, even a redemptive hardness." Gregory Wolfe delivered a talk on writer Flannery O'Connor at the 2017 New York Encounter.

Gregory Wolfe. Photo by Brenda Abdelmesih
Tom Leopold

In The Midst of the Rubble: Tom Leopold and Stories of Life

US, UK and MoreDebra Sheldon

Tom Leopold gave a witness to the truth of the 2017 New York Encounter theme through his own experience of conversion to Catholicism after accompanying his daughter through a life-threatening eating disorder.

(L-R) Simonetta D'Italia Wiener, Maria del Socorro del Rio and Jackie Aldrette. Photo by Sofia Wiener

An Awakened Heart

US, UK and MoreMadeleine Tanzi

Debut screening of an award-winning documentary about an education and nutrition center in Mexico, organized by AVSI USA and presented by co-director Simonetta D’Italia Weiner at the 2017 New York Encounter.

Debut screening of the award-winning The Awakened Heart. Photo by Sofia Wiener
(L-R) Violinist David Han Marks, pianist Chris Vath and cellist Rubin Kodheil. Photo by Migi Fabara Martinez

Invasion 14: An Original Composition

US, UK and MoreSiobhan Maloney

A new work by Christopher Vath for narrator, violin, cello and piano set in the squalid WWI prison of the Maxence Van Der Meersch novel. Performed Saturday night at the 2017 New York Encounter.

Audience members at the performance. Photo by Migi Fabara Martinez
Stephen Sanchez (left) and Alejandro Marius. Photo by Sarah Rivas

The Work of Life

US, UK and MorePatrick Tomassi

"Work is a necessity for every human being." Alejandro Marius shares his experience managing Trabajo y Persona in Venezuela at the 2017 New York Encounter.

Audience members at The Work of Life. Photo by Sarah Rivas
Mariagustina Fabara Martinez plays the adult Hellen Keller. Photo by Mary Sarah Ivers

Until We Have Looked into the Darkness

US, UK and MoreSuzanne Lewis

The opening night of the 2017 New York Encounter was a multi-media stage performance written by Emily Green and co-directed by Green and Jo Vetter.

Brian Billion at the piano. Photo by Mary Sarah Ivers