World - 2023

Fr. Don Bosco among his young people (Photo: AVSI)

India: A family for father Don Bosco

WorldDavide Perillo

A Salesian priest, in 2019 he started Talitha Cumi Unnati, an educational centre that, today also with the support of Avsi, welcomes girls in difficulty. Here is his story

The South East Asian community vacation

"Look! What do I remind you of?"

WorldPaola Ronconi

From the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, China... A vacation for 80 people from CL's South East Asian community. Beautiful days, “but not because of our virtue, it is God who brings us together.”

Darina Blagonravova

Russia: An unpredictable unity

WorldDarina Blagonravova

Darina lives in a small village near Vladimir. She became a teacher "so that the children would encounter the same gaze that I met." That gaze which for her has overcome all loneliness. From the November issue of Tracce.

Fr. Martin Schneeberger

Greece: "My church of migrants"

WorldMaria Acqua Simi

On the island of Lesvos, Fr. Martin serves an unusual parish, made up mostly of refugees: "I watch them, I listen to them. And their faith strengthens my own."

The picnic with the Uganda young people in Entebbe

Uganda: Picnic and destiny

WorldDebra Nakawombe

A day together, with students and young workers, at the botanical gardens in Entebbe, on the shores of Lake Victoria. To deepen the friendship that binds them. And to propose it to others

Yersultan, History student in Astana, Kazakhstan

I, a Muslim, thirst for their happiness


Meeting an Italian teacher and the impact of the “gifts” received from friends who are in love with life. From October Traces, the story of Yersultan, a Kazak student.

Jimmy Tamba at the Rimini Meeting (Archivio Meeting)

Sierra Leone: the fruit of a friendship

WorldMaria Acqua Simi

From former child soldier to foster father. Jimmy Tamba recounts his meeting with Fr. Berton, CL and the Nembrini family. "They did not analyze what had happened to me, they made me see the good in the world."

(Photo: Giacomo Bellavista)

Sparks of the Meeting

WorldGiacomo Bellavista

Giacomo volunteered at the Meeting as a photographer. Here, in pictures and words, he recounts his days in Rimini

A street in Havana

Cuba: Change of frequency

WorldAlejandro Mayo

The Cuban community gathered to follow the presentation of The Religious Sense. But that evening, among the streets of Old Havana, the encounters and surprises continued. Alejandro's story from the latest issue of "Huellas”.

Enrique Arroyo, Director of the Colegio J.H. Newman in Madrid

Madrid: "My adventure with Newman”

WorldEnrique Arroyo Orueta

The encounter with the movement at age 17. The "yes" to Christ, the choice to teach and the birth of a school that today welcomes more than 1,500 students. Enrique Arroyo's testimony at the European Diaconia.

Paolo and Elena and their three children

Greece: "Our vocation is the world"

WorldMaria Acqua Simi

Paolo and Elena live in Athens. Charitable giving, dinners, meeting with other movements and associations up to the Spiritual Exercises. "To rediscover, in the gaze of the other, the beauty of our charism."

Fr. Berton among his young people

Bepi Berton: The mango seed

WorldErnest Sesay

The Xaverian missionary in Sierra Leone died ten years ago. Caring for local Christian communities, welcoming the youngest, child soldiers... The memory of one of those young people "embraced by him".

Fr. Andrew Lee

"A new beginning, in which Christ will keep me with Him forever”

WorldPaola Ronconi

Born in South Korea, he moved with his family to Vancouver. At 13, he entered the diocesan seminary, and then came the encounter with St. Charles Fraternity. The story of Andrew Lee, one of the fraternity's new priests ordained on June 24.

Florence and Obote Milton

Uganda: Florence's three prayers

WorldAnna Leonardi

She is one of "Rose's women." Her and Obote Milton were to be married in a church 20 years after their marriage in a tribal ceremony. Two weeks before the wedding he was killed. Their story and her words at his funeral.

Emanuela Vismara in the oncology ward

"Infinitely, will you be here?"

WorldAnna Leonardi

A work “within” her work. From the May issue of Tracce, the experience of Emanuela Vismara, a young nurse in a pediatric oncology ward.

The charity at Kayrós Yellow House on the outskirts of Milan (Photo: Giovanni Dinatolo)

Kayrós: Is this truly enough?

WorldPaola Ronconi

An evening with those who prepare dinner for the young people welcomed by Fr. Claudio Burgio. In the April issue of Traces, the story of charitable work in the community on the outskirts of Milan.

Photo: Unsplash/Stephanie McCabe

Austria: Monday is the best day

WorldLidia Zorzoli

What is the meaning of work? How can it be truly human? And what does it have to do with faith? Some time ago in Vienna, an initiative started where, over an aperitif, people began to tell each other and compare notes.

Maria Grazia Zambon in Konya, Turkey

Turkey: "My open questions, amid the rubble"

WorldMaria Acqua Simi

A missionary for 20 years in Anatolia, Maria Grazia Zambon recounts how she experienced the earthquake, and what she saw happen in the affected areas. "A catastrophe that revealed the truth of the human heart".

Charitable work near the Luxembourg station

"The poverty of which we are made"


Food for drug addicts, buying groceries for the needy. In Luxembourg, friends of the community join Fr. Laurent's charitable work: "To encounter Christ who calls through these brothers." From the January issue of Tracce.