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The Shalom Community participates in the Youth Pilgrimage for Peace in Korea

Last week, August 16 – 22nd, roughly 150 pilgrims – young and other lay people and priests – from various countries participated in a “Worldwide Youth Pilgrimage for Peace” in the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea.The pilgrimage was organised by the Reconciliation between the Koreas Committee, whose main office is in the […]

Pope Francis at audience: our faith an anchor in heaven

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis held his weekly General Audience in St. Peter’s Square on Wednesday, during which he continued his catechetical reflections on the theme of Christian hope, focusing specifically on the final words of comfort and consolation the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew records Our Lord speaking to the  disciples immediately before ascending […]

“I will teach my child only one thing: love”

In 1995, during the war in the former Yugoslavia, Sister Lucy Vertrusc and two other religious sisters were raped by Serbian soldiers. As a consequence, she found out later that she was pregnant. An Italian newspaper published years later a heartfelt letter that Sr Vertrusc wrote to her mother superior with an amazing witness of a spousal-love […]