Never Lose Hope


Solidarity: “Return their childhood”

Holy Christmas is on its way and everywhere we look parents are crowding shopping centres looking for presents for their children. These parents seek a good offer to purchase the requested game. Children have already begun to write theirs letters to Baby Jesus and his helper, Father Christmas. The quicker ones already gave it to…

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The art of welcoming

BY VIVIAN COLOMBO Welcoming is not just opening the door to one’s home. Welcoming is not a superficial gesture that always expects a return. Welcoming is not satisfying one’s conscience in order to guarantee a reward in Paradise. Welcoming requires love for one’s life and that of the people who we meet, in various circumstances,…

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The power of Love

BY VIVIAN COLOMBO Love is freedom’s widest breath. Love is respecting dignity. Love is heeding yourself and heeding the silences of those next to you. Love is opening up the doors to your heart to those who ask for help. Love is moving legs and hands to aid. Love is never sated because every day…

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BY MARY GRACE VATICANO This often mischievous life makes me smile. It makes us believe that nothing is impossible, yet we have a secret she will never know. Despite her constantly presenting us with the ugliest things, we always succeed in seeing something good. She does often place us before a crossroads, where making a…

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The sound of the sky

BY ALESSANDRO CASTELLANI A dear friend, he has had enough of being the cobbler of souls, he is fed up of being the remedy for a moment and then deserted for the remaining time. Do you realise that for centuries you had everyone step on me, you had me give land to those who did…

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Being oneself

BY MARY GRACE VATICANO How old am I? I am at that age when you look at things more placidly, yet with an interest to continue to grow. I am at an age where you can just about caress your dreams with your fingertips and illusions become hopes. I am at an age where love…

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BY MARY GRACE VATICANO Sometimes I like to think that Time, if it had a human form, would absolutely be the most impossible being in existence. The calm way Time waits to see a seed flower from the earth, and then gives it its flower and from its flower, its fruit and then watches it…

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True happiness is the one that is hidden, that makes no sound, because it touches the soul

BY VIVIAN COLOMBO True happiness is the one that stays hidden, the one that grants no immediate or superficial certainties except that it won’t die, because humankind’s greatest heart desire is to be happy. The hardest conquests, the seemingly unattainable goals are the ones that make a man grow, and lead him to embrace happiness.…

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BY VIVIAN COLOMBO One day I went into a recovery centre for young victims of accidents. Young people that had to regain mobility in their limbs, but, above all, young people who had to overcome the struggles within themselves, the struggle of not being able to walk independently anymore and the struggle of having to…

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Lake District 2015: Swirral Edge, Helvellyn e dintorni


BY VIVIAN COLOMBO On a cool summer morning, I decided to pack my rucksack with lunch and set off on my, way along a mountain path. A long path that would lead me to a 2000 metre high destination. I put my boots on, took a walking stick and started my climb that lasted four…

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