2019

2019-04 PASCOA-EN

We all have had the opportunity to follow the dramatic situation in Mozambique, particularly in the Beira region. A cyclone ruthlessly struck the city. Strong winds and floods caused a trail of devastation and death. More than 400 people lost their lives and the city was virtually destroyed. As water levels diminished, international aid, including food and other basic necessities, began to come in. As many of us know, the…
The Word of God, inserted in a tender heart of flesh, as the prophet Ezekiel says: "I will give you a new heart, I will put a new spirit within you, I will take the heart of stone from you and give you a heart of flesh" (Ez 36.26), helps to transform the heart and mind of man. The Word written in the Bible is a treasure for every human…
Next to the Basilica of San Sebastiano fuori le mura, in Appia Antica park, begins a 3.5 km road that connects the Apostolic Memory (in the catacombs of San Sebastiano the remains of Saints Peter and Paul were hidden during the last great persecutions of the time of Decius, Valerian and Diocletian, therefore the Basilica is so called) and the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls. This street takes…
Juan José Arnaiz Ecker, scj (ed.) Dehon and the Dehonians in the First World War (STD 64)   A new volume is available in the "Studia Dehoniana" series entitled Dehon and the Dehonians in the First World War; it was edited by Fr. Juan José Arnaiz Ecker. Within the 410 pages of the volume we try to take a look at the Congregation mobilized during the "great massacre" of the First…
Dearest friends,  The fragile urban and social fabric of the city of Beira and the area along the so-called "Beira corridor", where about 1 million people live, was shaken by a category 4 - 5 hurricane on the night between Thursday, March 14 and Friday, March 15. Winds were approximately 200 km per hour. In the city, buildings have been blown open, windows shattered, and trees uprooted. Electric poles and…