Current Events - 2019

Carrón: "Christmas is the encounter with the reality of men and women"

Current EventsJulián Carrón

"God chooses precisely this human state, which no attempt seems able to alter, to challenge the throwaway culture with the newness of a gaze that illuminates the infinite value of every single man." Julián Carrón's letter to 'Corriere della Sera'.

Experiencing freedom at work

Current EventsLuca Fiore

From December Traces: Alessandro is a manager of a multinational company in New York. In an environment in which many young professionals feel orphaned, many come to him for advice. Where does his authority come from?

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“To make my heart beg for him, always"

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Loredana shares her experience of the Beginning of the Year Day, of a new job and the re-discovery of the significance of School of Community. “I don’t need to do anything more than simply embrace our daily bread, this reality, my life.”

Newman's living idea

Current EventsGiuseppe Pezzini

He is the first English saint of the modern age. From the October issue of Traces, Professor Ian Ker, the leading expert on Newman's life and work , presents a portrait of the man, intellectual, pastor and prophet of the contemporary church.

John Henry Newman

Cor ad cor loquitur Part III: Newman's third conversion

Current EventsGiuseppe Pezzini and Michela Young

For the occasion of the canonisation of John Henry Newman on 13th October, we re-propose extracts from the Newman exhibition, which developed Pope Benedict XVI's reading of Newman's life as a threefold journey of conversion. A journey for us all.

John Henry Newman. Photo from The Oxford Oratory.

Cor ad cor loquitor part II: Newman's second conversion

Current EventsGiuseppe Pezzini and Michela Young

For the occasion of the canonisation of John Henry Newman on 13th October, we re-propose extracts from the Newman exhibition, which developed Pope Benedict XVI's reading of Newman's life as a threefold journey of conversion. A journey for us all.

John Henry Newman

Cor ad cor loquitur part I: Newman's first conversion

Current EventsGiuseppe Pezzini and Michela Young

For the occasion of the canonisation of John Henry Newman on 13th October, we re-propose extracts from the Newman exhibition, which developed Pope Benedict XVI's reading of Newman's life as a threefold journey of conversion. A journey for us all.

Meeting 2020: “Devoid of wonder, we remain deaf to the sublime"

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The closing statement from the 2019 edition of the Meeting. The numbers, its themes and protagonists. Next year’s appointment will take place between Tuesday 18 and Sunday 23 August. The title will be a quote from philosopher Abraham Heschel.

Carrón: "The Meeting, a presence charged with proposal"

Current EventsJulián Carrón

“From the very beginning, the Meeting has been a place of encounter, a space of freedom”, born from a “Christian event, lived as the wellspring of an ideal”. Carrón's introduction in the special issue of “Traces” dedicated to the Meeting.

Vacations: The time of freedom

Current EventsLuigi Giussani

“Anticipation of vacation is evidence of the will to live; for just this reason it must not be ‘vacation’ from oneself. Then summer will not be an interruption or a postponement of taking life seriously.” (June 5, 1964)

Fraternity Exercises 2019: Friday's introduction

Current EventsJulián Carrón

We publish the text of Julián Carrón's introduction to the 2019 Fraternity Exercises titled"What Can Withstand the Test of Time." The full text of the exercises will be released alongside the June issue of Traces.

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Amongst the chaos, Benedetta’s “yes”

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The dissatisfaction of being a full-time mum. But getting a job is still not enough. Envy towards those who are happy grows. "I desperately needed Someone to hold it all together." Then those words heard at mass, which open wide the possibilities…

David Jones (1895-1974)

David Jones: The density of the present moment

Current EventsPeter Kahn

"In Parenthesis", the English author's masterpiece that tells the story of life in the trenches. Supported by T.S. Eliot and admired by Yeats, Auden and Dylan Thomas, it reveals the signs of a grace that reached him through horror.

Detail of ''July Change (Flowers on a Table)'', 1930