The construction of a more human world: culture and labor

Speech of Luis Fernando Figari, Founder of the Christian Life Movement, at the World Congress of Ecclesial Movements. Rome, May 27-29, 1998 Let me begin by thanking His Eminence Cardinal Stafford, His Excellency Bishop Rylko, professor Guzmán Carriquiry, and all the other members of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, and by congratulating them for the

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The Stigmatized

It was September of 1918. And in the Capuchin Friary of Our Lady of Grace, in San Giovanni Rotondo, Foggia, Italy, the celebration of the feast commemorating the imprinting of the Stigmata on St. Francis already had taken place. On Friday 20, little before noon, a strong cry called the attention of the convent’s friars.

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Twenty years ago

The world was eager, waiting for the appearance of white smoke that should sprout in some moment from the chimney of the Conclave. In October 16th 1978 the people in Saint Peter’s square were moved. As an expanding tide, the joy in sight of the event was transmitted to the whole world by the media.

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A Ministry of Love. Twenty years later

It is not with ease that our minds remember 1978. The passing of time gives us the impression of advancing faster than the years that actually separate us from the intense moments of then. No doubt, 1978 was a singular year. After the death of Pope Paul VI, who gave a testimony of faith and

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Teresa of Calcutta, mother of the poor

by Luis Fernando Figari Published at El Comercio, Lima. July 17, 2003 “God has not called me to be a person of success, He has called me to be faithful”, said Mother Teresa. She answered this when she was asked how could she bear doing so little against all the poverty in the world. On

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