The Irish Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney died ten years ago. A Virgil in an age of uncertainty, recounted in the December issue of Tracce.
Current Events - 2023
One year after his death, we remember Joseph Ratzinger and his deep bond with Saint Augustine, centred on the theme of conversion, only possible if one loves and recognizes oneself as loved.
"For today, all of us, with all our shortcomings, embrace the sure promise of an unprecedented gift: the hope of being born for heaven." The "Urbi et Orbi" blessing (St Peter's Basilica, December 25, 2023)
Pope Francis' homily at the Christmas Vigil Mass. St. Peter's Basilica, 24 December 2023.
"The ashes of our dreams are invested by the only ideal that withstands the impact of evil and time: God himself has come to meet us." Davide Prosperi's letter to Corriere della Sera.
In the country tried by thirteen years of war, amid cholera epidemics and earthquakes, the testimony of those working not to leave children, widows and the elderly alone. From Aleppo, Hadi Kobeissi speaks.
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.”
Questions about pain, being parents, issues at work... And the surprise of a faith that "informs life" in a lived communion. The meeting of over four hundred young people from CL
Florence, Habiba, the children of Marjayoun... And a gesture that educates in charity, against addiction. Nine projects speak of how it is possible to build a new world. AVSI's Tents campaign, recounted in the December issue of Tracce.
The words of Pope Francis and Fr. Giussani, this year accompanied by the "Adoration of the Magi", a 14th century fresco in the Sacro Speco Monastery in Subiaco. The video-poster is also available
Vatican diplomacy faces the test of a “third world war fought in piecemeal.” The task of Christians and the radical crisis of trust. In the December issue of Traces, a dialogue with Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of the Holy See.
The new issue of Traces is now online. Read the editorial and browse the December issue
The "Beginning Day" is the name given to the annual one-day retreat held by the CL community in Europe. The CL community of New South Wales met and reflected on a transcript of the day entitled Faith the Fulfillment of Reason.
Ten years ago Fr John O’Connor began a blog offering personal reflections inspired by the day’s liturgy readings and from experiences of life and faith. In response to many requests, he has gathered a selection of these reflections into a book.
Fr. David Neuhaus, a Jesuit scholar based in Jerusalem, explores the origin of the ‘two-state’ solution, testifying to the preciousness of the Christian presence in the region.
Artificial intelligence, Péguy's conversion, working in the 21st century, Pessoa's infinity, Andrea Mandelli's spring, the search for goodness inside the Gulag... Two days to embrace everything in the Portuguese capital, November 11-12.
What does it mean to love? This is the most urgent question that recent events have provoked, especially in young people. And which calls on all adults. From "Repubblica", the letter of Matteo Severgnini, responsible of GS.
A shared Armenian evening with friends in a small town in Luxembourg. Armenian dishes, art and music, to re-discover the "mysterious attractiveness of the beauty and the truth through the unknown."
What is the relationship between the religious sense and faith? For Tom Gourlay this question kept emerging in his own experience and in interactions with young students.
The story of the little English girl, her death, her parents. What does it mean to care until the end? A doctor's letter
The war between Hamas and Israel broke out while the CL community was gathered for the Beginning Day. Dialogues, testimonies, tensions. And a discovery. From the November issue of Tracce.