February 2013 Articles Archive
Honoring Anne Porter: The writer’s journey of family, of living in a community of artists and of discovering her faith will remain in her poems. By Mary K. Barile
The Canadian artist and graphic designer John Elphick has loved painting since he was a teenager – the challenge for him now is to create something together with others. By John Elphick
The orthodox theologian Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev is a high diplomat of his church. He left everything, even his music, for God – but then returned to composing.
By Giovanni Guaita
No one could meet Lenny Szczesniak and remain the same. The life of a Focolare pioneer on the East Coast reveals his leitmotiv: the purpose of life is to seek perfection in love. By Clare Zanzucchi and the Szczesniak children
Art is not just something for the elite, but open to everyone, capable of healing both body and soul – if we give it a try.
By Pat Kane
Excerpts from the eulogy that Lenny’s children shared at his funeral celebration By the Szczesniak children
Speaking in Latin, during the Concistory for the canonization of the martyrs of Otranto, Pope Benedict XVI announced that, on February 28, he will leave his post because, as he explained, “my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry”
This month we remember Len Szczesniak, whose daily choice to love others will continue to profoundly inspire everyone, be they old or young, of any race, religion or gender.
The pontiff’s gesture opens a new season in the way the papacy is understood and managed. The amazement we experience, therefore, leads to gratitude for his humility and courage in an act that will mark history.
A discovery while being part of a radio program: being available, offering ourselves and relying on others helps us to find the inspiring story in our scattered lives. By Sandra Sherman
It has always been one of the passions of the Focolare: to tell with our lives, with our words and our art that God is beauty and not just truth. With excerpts from Chiara Lubich’s writings, we can discover beauty and live it in our everyday life. By Emilie Christy and Susanne Janssen