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May 2, 2017

The Mary of others

Mary is not only ours – that is, she does not belong only to the Catholic and Orthodox faithful who venerate her – but she also belongs to non-Christian traditions, such as Judaism and Islam, and naturally the Protestants cannot be left out. With this issue of women church world we want to look at Mary from their point of view too and understand how others have imagined her and recounted her st...

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The Mary of others

Mary is not only ours – that is, she does not belong only to the ...

Images in movement

The Cestello Annunciation (1489-1490) opens on a pas de deux: the angel painted by Botticelli ...

Who Miriam is for the Jews

These brief notes will certainly disappoint those who are seeking in Judaism special attention to ...

Mary in the Qur’an

The Qur’an honours Mary with the title siddiqa (Q 5:75), ‘a woman of truth’, pointing ...

The love of a Protestant

And don’t be offended if I call God “tu” [“tu” – the familiar form of ...

When the first star shone

The 18 compositions for Christmas contained in All’accendersi della prima stella [when the first star ...

The Woman of the Perfume

Traditionally known as the public sinner who repented and was pardoned, the Woman of the ...

Spiritual mother

St Humility, in the world Rosanese Negusanti, was born to a noble family in Faenza ...

Encounter a promise of life

Lk 1:39-45“In those days Mary arose and went with haste”. Mary, whom the angel’s greeting ...

​The Way of the Cross for victims of trafficking and prostitution

The initiative promoted by the “Pope John xxiii Community” Association to give a voice to ...

​A Syrian religious wins the 2017 International Women of Courage Award

Her name is Sr Carolin Tahhan Fachakh and she is a Salesian religious of Don ...

​Child brides

“The most significant thing is that it is the girls who ask for help. And ...

​Rohingya mothers fleeing persecution

Mass killings, group rapes, villages burned: a great many Rohingya women flee from these situations. ...

​Forbidden streets

Hundreds of people took part in Teheran’s first international marathon on Friday, 7 April. It ...

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