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25.07.2020

Life testimonies

59th anniversary of the Scalabrinian Secular Missionary Women

In that moment of prayer I spoke my yes to him, handing him over my life completely.
This secret vow became my reference point and my hope: no matter what would happen, and anything could happen, I was in the hands of God and this for ever. I entrusted myself to Him and this was my strength and my joy.
Adelia Firetti

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04.05.2019
Solothurn(CH)

Scalabrini-Meeting, IBZ Solothurn

Only live fish swim - even against the current

The Scalabrini International Spring Meeting. 2019, aimed at young people, adults and families with their children, took place from May, 3rd to 5th at the International Centre "IBZ Scalabrini" (Internationales Bildungszentrum) in Solothurn in Switzerland.

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01.11.2018
Solothurn(CH)

Young people, IBZ Solothurn

Treffpunkt Deutsch

Seit über einem Jahr wird in der Baselstrasse 25 in Solothurn (CH) jeden Freitagabend von 17 bis 19 Uhr diskutiert, geknobelt, gerechnet, gespielt, gelacht … alles auf Deutsch! Junge Leute aus der Schweiz und Deutschland, aus Afghanistan, Syrien, Eritrea und aus anderen Ländern treffen sich, um miteinander und voneinander zu lernen. Die Initiative geht zurück auf engagierte Sozialarbeiter, die im Auftrag des Kantons jugendliche Geflüchtete begleiten. Im IBZ-Scalabrini traf die Idee sofort auf offene Ohren. Mit dabei waren von Anfang an auch die Pfarrei St. Ursen mit einer Praktikantin, ein Lehrer aus der Kantonsschule, der auch seine Schülerinnen und Schüler zu kommen ermuntert hatte, Studierende der Pädagogischen Hochschule und Lehrpersonen aus dem Integrationsjahr der Gewerbeschule, die ihre Klassen informierten.

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30.09.2018

Scalabrini-Band

A great patient love crosses history

A great patience
which, even through the difficulties of the road,
does not stop to dream of the aim.
The new life is growing in us and in the world,
slowly but surely…

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25.03.2020

Scalabrini-Band

Quella luna rossa

Quella luna rossa è il titolo di uno dei CD della Scalabrini-Band. Il titolo è tratto dal racconto di alcuni giovani migranti che, rimasti per lunghe ore della notte in balia delle onde nelle acque del Mediterraneo, hanno visto brillare sopra di loro una grande luna rossa che ha indicato loro la riva. I canti di questo CD esprimono un grido di denuncia verso una società individualista e indifferente nei confronti delle tragedie di oggi e, insieme, un forte messaggio di speranza fondato sulla certezza che c’è Chi ha preso su di sé il male e l’ha trasformato in Giorno nuovo per tutti, come dice uno dei brani.

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31.01.2019
Solothurn-Bern(CH)

Young people

Solidarity with refugees based on equality

We can hardly imagine what a person who had to leave her homeland carries within herself. The direct encounter with people, their faces and stories call us to get involved with the others. It provokes us also to question ourselves, to grow in the responsibility, to work for a new coexistence. Not we and you but we all. Not for them, not for him/ for her but with one another – for one another.

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06.10.2018
Stuttgart(D)

Scalabrini-Band

I was a stranger

Your eyes are searching deep,
but deeper is the reality,
the road that you are walking.
Troubles are great,
but greater still is the living truth,
the presence that you are bearing.

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05.10.2019
Stuttgart (D)

Scalabrini-Meeting, CdS Stuttgart

Different peoples on the same path. Towards what future?

From 4 to 6 October, the Center of Spirituality of the Scalabrini Missionaries in Stuttgart, hosted the annual Scalabrini-Fest of Fruits, 2019, with the collaboration of the Scalabrinian Secular Missionaries.

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30.11.2018
Stuttgart(D)

Life testimonies

I would like to be happy

What do the words “genuine freedom” and “true love” mean? What meaning does my life have? Where and how will I find the truth among so many divergent facts and feelings? These questions, which burn in the hearts of many young people, have consciously, and sometimes unconsciously, challenged me in my search for happiness.

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01.10.2018
Solothurn(CH)

Young people, IBZ Solothurn

Oltre le barriere

Gli studenti della Facoltà di Pedagogia e alcuni ragazzi immigrati che frequentano l’anno di integrazione nella scuola professionale a Solothurn si sono incontrati in piccoli gruppi o in tandem misti, un’ora e mezza alla settimana per tre mesi, durante un seminario di pedagogia interculturale che abbiamo potuto realizzare in collaborazione con l’insegnante di educazione artistica, Florin Ott.

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