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by Paul Anel June 29, 2012
"This work required of me four years’ exclusive and entire effort and it is the fruit of my whole working life. In spite of all its imperfections I consider it as my masterpiece." Such were the words of Henri Matisse on June 25, 1951, when the chapel of Our Lady of the Rosary was inaugurated in the small village of Vence, in Southern France. As the chapel just celebrated its 41st anniversary, Land of Compassion invites you to discover this unique monument, at the crossroads of art and faith.
by Paul Anel June 22, 2012
By Lily Oberman June 15, 2012
Story, Compassion, Reading Time: 4 mn
A few months ago after Sunday service. As her mother listens to a widow's sad story, trying to comfort her, Lily (12) watches quietly from a distance. Earlier this month, her parents are stunned when they find out that an essay she had submitted won her a scholarship for next year! In that essay, she answers the question: "Have you ever been shown an act of kindness by either someone you know or by a stranger that touched you and seemed to make your day go better?" With startling depth and understanding, Lily tells us what happened, on that Sunday morning…
by Paul Anel June 8, 2012
Literature. Reading time: 2min.
by Pierre-Marie Tiberghien June 7, 2012
Spirituality, India. Reading time: 5 min.
Father Pierre Ceyrac, has been devoted to India for more than 60 years on behalf of children and of the excluded of Indian society. By fighting "not for the human rights but for the right to be human", Pierre Ceyrac contributed to the evolution of Indian society. "Father Pierre," as tens of thousands of children learned to call him, died on Wednesday, May 30, at the age of 98. After 50 years in India and 12 in Cambodia, he will be remembered above all as a man of compassion.
by Severine Dubois June 1st, 2012
Sculpture, Exhibition, New York. Reading time: 4 min
"Wake up!" That is what VeroDalla wishes to tell us. She is a 41-year-old French artist, who recently moved to New York. "Wake up!" which means: awaken the human that lies dormant in you! Each one of her works provokes this movement. Through her exhibition Mouvement . . . intérieur, sponsored by the United Nations from June 9th to June 10th , VeroDalla unveils the integrity of her work and invites us "to enter my world which is in reality… also yours.”