The Pope: "The rosary against the madness of war"

"Let us pray for the leaders of nations, so that they might not lose the “pulse of the people” who want peace and who know well that weapons never achieve it, never." Pope Francis' words at the Regina Caeli.
The helpers at the border between Ukraine and Slovakia

Ukraine: in the folds of history

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.
Vasilij Grossman on the war front in Germany, in 1945

Grossman: "Violence always destroys homes"

War, the home and the self. This is a good time to re-read "Life and Fate" by Vasilij Grossman, who spent his youth in Berdyčiv, a Ukrainian city then part of the Russian Empire. Translated from the April issue of Tracce.

Zuppi: “The charism, an open window"

“The search for truth within experience, without wanting to defend anything. For him, every encounter was a discovery.” In the April Tracce, the Archbishop of Bologna recounts what impressed him the first time he saw Fr. Giussani.
The Christ of the Armenian Cathedral of Lviv (photo: Ansa)

No war is stronger than the victory of Christ

"From Easter flows a river of reconciliation between men, Churches and peoples.” The contribution of Fr. Mauro-Giuseppe Lepori, Abbot General of the Cistercians (from ilsussidiario.net).

Translation of "To Give One's Life for the Work of Another"

Fr. Giussani's "To Give One's Life For the Work of Another" has been published in English. Download Chapter 1
Vincent van Gogh, 'Houses at Auvers' (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

What makes a house a home

Rossella experiences a newness in opening her home to friends, and thanks to this experience is learning that "how I can discover my own heart and that my life is important for what happens in the world."
A drawing by Ivanka in which a woman gives a soldier seeds: "Put these seeds in your pocket, because when you die, at least sunflowers will grow where you lay.”

Canada: "My drawings for my Ukraine"

Ivanka is an illustrator in Canada, and is of Ukrainian descent. In the face of war, she chose to help her people by selling her work "to bring attention to the reality of hope" and that "evil doesn’t have the last word."