BY VIAEMISERICORDIAE ON 21 OCTOBER 2017 IN NEWS
Extract from “Il Piccolo” of 20 October 2017
Excerpt from “Il resto del Carlino” on Wednesday 3 January 2018
The project was presented in Codigoro on November 23rd, during one of the UTEF lessons, where Umberto Carli, manager of the Portout Scout Group who shared its genesis, illustrated the steps that have taken place from the Pomposa Abbey to Porto Garibaldi arrive to Faenza.
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These poems were read at the 18 May meeting in Alfonsine. Written by Maria Babini, she went to the Father’s house in April 2017. She often said that her little feet had never worn shoes, but how much “they had walked”! Last year, reflecting on the “labor of humanity”, he invoked the Mercy:
“COME with the party dress,
bring a brazier with you,
in which with red hot stone
annihilates the tumors of the earth;
come barefoot and on the sands
that are our uncertainties,
challenge and brighten hearts with trees, flowers …
and place us in a thick wood,
ventilated, rich in fruit,
food for the exhausted soul,
come with sounds
as delicate as they are powerful,
because our ears
they need you,
to counteract deafness
Come with the party dress!
(Maria Babini, Alfonsine, 13-01-2016)
Another invocation, which Maria made on the occasion of a shipwreck of African boys:
the sea that was the basin of the most important and ancient civilization,
this same sea is
become red of innocent dead.
this mortal sin
it has extended to all latitudes!
to understand the echo, and counts, in our place,
like beads of rosary, responsibilities,
amplify the possibility of our hearts,
correct the capacities of our minds
and accept this cry
why it is possible to save us,
despite the indifference
and total plagiarism.
LORD, come! “(Maria Babini, Alfonsine, January 31st 2016)
"La vita è un pellegrinaggio e l'essere umano è viator, un pellegrino che percorre una strada fino alla meta agognata. Anche per raggiungere la Porta Santa a Roma e in ogni altro luogo, ognuno dovrà compiere, secondo le proprie forze, un pellegrinaggio. Esso sarà un segno del fatto che anche la misericordia è una meta da raggiungere e che richiede impegno e sacrificio" (MV 14).