Mariapolis gatherings encourage us to keep on believing in a more united world, transformed by love. Many cities were united with one another by a network of Mariapolises that were held around the world this year, from Sicily, in Italy to Bolivia, from Macedonia to the United States.
Simple but engaging words, like so many other words spoken during the week in Rio de Janeiro. Now the young people return to their own cities and countries, families, groups, associations and congregations, invited by the Pope to “make some noise,” to stir up the waters, to take into account both their peers and elders, to live out the faith in its entirety.
Miguel & Raya Novak transferred from Argentina to Colorado. Here they recount their experience as a contribution to the new evangelization. They didn’t know anybody, not one single person in the area; they arrived in the middle of a “snowy” winter, when people – understandably so – tend to “socialize” less.
Nearly 500 people attended Expo 2013 held at the Sheraton Hilton Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. The event touched areas such as business & economy, civic engagement, education, faith communities, health & recreation, law & ethics, media & communication and the arts.