US, UK and More - 2020

The “guys” from the Los Angeles Habilitation House with Guido and Nancy

“I will be this heart”

US, UK and MorePaola Bergamini

The Los Angeles Habilitation House is a place where people learn to start over. What has been happening at the nonprofit during the pandemic? In December Traces, Guido and Nancy talk about the lives of their “guys.”

County Carlow, Ireland (Photo: Unsplash/ K. Mitch Hodge )

“Let’s wait and see”

US, UK and MoreAnna Leonardi

Scars from childhood, suffering, and her life in Ireland. From November Traces, the witness of Maria, who identifies with the “man born blind” of the Gospel. “How can such an awful fact open my heart to something so beautiful?"

Daryl Davis

Daryl’s encounters

US, UK and MoreLuca Fiore

“How can you hate me if you don’t even know me?” This question has stayed with him throughout his life. From September Traces, the story of Daryl Davis, the African American musician who has befriended members of the Ku Klux Klan.

A concert in a long-term care facility in Montréal

Canada: A small "yes"

US, UK and MoreClaire Vouk

It started with a small “yes.” Héloïse, along with the rest of the Montréal CL Choir responded to an invitation to go and sing to the residents of the long-term care facilities in Montréal, which had been hardly hit by the pandemic.

One City Mission volunteers with the homeless in New York

“Something for the heart”

US, UK and MoreDavide Perillo

The experience of the volunteers at One City Mission, who provide companionship to homeless people so that “the whole city experiences the human.” From the June issue of Traces, a story born of an encounter, shaped by the Franciscan brothers of the Bronx.

David Horowitz playing the piano

Horowitz: The warmth of a jingle

US, UK and MoreMarco Bardazzi*

In his studios, among a swarm of musicians, "creating the New York soundtrack". His story, his encounters, his words. This is how a friend recounted David Horowitz’s story in a book published a few years ago.

Marco Bardazzi's book, ''Sotto il cielo d'America'' (Under the American Sky)
John Williams with Fr. Luca Speziale (Photo: Luca Fiore)

“What I have been looking for all my life”

US, UK and MoreMichela Young

John, now 85 years old, became a Catholic at 22. After meeting the movement of Communion and Liberation 13 months ago, he says, “I have received a whole new understanding of what it is to be a Christian.”

(Photo: Luca Fiore)