Aset is a butcher from Almaty of Muslim origin, who met CL a few years ago... He too was among those waiting for Pope Francis in Nur-Sultan. Here is his testimony...
World - 2022
Fr. Giussani's bond with the Buddhist monks of Mount Koya. Saito Wakako recounts how she was born and raised: Fr. Ricci, the Cascinazza, the Rimini Meeting. And the tragedy of the tsunami. A friendship that is the sign of authentic religiosity.
From Ireland to Korea to rediscover the faith she had abandoned over the years. Kerrie recounts her story and her dramas, and about that "door" that opened in her encounter with Fr. Giussani and the movement.
The story of the fostering of a little girl with a serious illness, and the dialogue with a friend full of questions. A testimony from the last Families for Hospitality assembly in June and the response of Giorgio Vittadini who led the meeting.
In 2020 Danny and Leila, a Lebanese couple living in Australia, lost three children who were hit by a drunk driver. Here is their testimony during the World Meeting of Families.
She is a mother from Kharkiv. For two months, as a refugee in Lviv, she lived in fear of the bombings. Then she arrived in Italy, where she participated in the Fraternity’s Spiritual Exercises. From the June issue of Traces.
In some cities across the country, the year began with street protests, explosions and casualties. Now the conflict in Ukraine has also come close. From the May issue of Tracce, Lyubov, head of a Center for the Disabled in Karaganda, speaks of her hope.
He was sixteen years old when he boarded a motorboat in 1993 to get to Italy. He wanted to learn about the world he had seen on TV, and then discovered his faith and vocation. Now the Pope has called him to lead the diocese of Tirana-Durrës.
On the Slovakian border, a university student recounts his questions and his meeting with two young volunteers, and their profound perception of the value of life. "So that the world does not lose its human face". From the April issue of Tracce.
They arrive at all hours, day and night, and someone is there waiting for them. What do those who welcome people fleeing war see? From the April issue of Traces, voices of the Polish CL community, immersed in the river of refugees.
Another story from a country hit, at the beginning of the year, by riots with deaths and injuries due to the economic crisis: that of a Muslim woman with a passion for cooking, who, because of her encounter with Lucia, decided to open a bakery…
From the April issue of Traces, a conversation with Elena Mazzola and the young members of the NGO called Emmaus based in Kharkiv. "Through this pain, I want to learn to love as He does, to bear all this pain as He does."
The new year in Almaty and other cities in the country began with protests over rising prices that resulted in the declaration of a state of emergency. More than two hundred people died and thousands injured. How can one face of all this?
Friendship with a Ukrainian girl took them to the Polish border where refugees continuously arrive. The story of an unpredictable journey. "The human carries something inside that not even war can take away.”
Liara, social worker in Manaus, in the heart of the Amazon, recounts her encounter with Fr. Giussani in 2010, watching a DVD that some friends had lent her. And that soon became "a path."
A missionary in Cambodia for over twenty years, Fr. Alberto Caccaro describes the revolution that began within him as he traveled from village to village and recounts why he decided to translate The Risk of Education into Khmer.
The South American community’s vacation in the mountains. They had to overcome many objections before leaving, and yet there was one reason that moved everyone, as “love for destiny does not stop pushing us to walk.”
"Reality is a calling." How can these words not endure? Particularly when the country is suffering the harshest of crises, making daily life extreme. The testimony of Alejandro Marius from the January issue of Tracce.