World - 2005

Broken Stones. Creative Commons CC0

Help for America from Africa

WorldVanessa Akello and Pippo Ciantia

The women of the Acholi Quarter broke rocks for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Patients dying of AIDS gave their own money and their prayers.

Lazarus Church in Bethany, Palestine. Wikimedia Commons

In Bethany, Among Samar’s Children

WorldAndrea Finessi

She is Palestinian and Christian. In her “home,” over one hundred orphan children learn to forgive, and a group of Palestinian women put their lives back together. Then, there’s a bread bakery where she tries to make money and create jobs

Bangkok, Thailand. Wikimedia Commons

Sister Angela’s Choice: to Be a Companion to Those in Pain

WorldMauro Bazzi

A missionary in Bangkok reports the dramatic testimony of a Saverian sister who aided the tsunami survivors, describing the pain of those who have lost everything, and their need–that someone give them a reason for living again.

Monument of Uganda Martyrs and their oppressors, walking towards Namugongo. Wikimedia Commons

Witnesses from “The Pearl of Africa”

WorldFilippo Ciantia and Edo Moerlin

At the end of the 18th century, 200 young lay people met with martyrdom. Twenty-two have been canonized by the Church. From then up to our own day, many more have been an example of deeply lived faith, announcing Christ.