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by Paul Anel August 24, 2012
Video Interview, Jazz. Viewing time: 6min.
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 Marian West May 18, 2012
Interview, Dance. Reading time: 8 min.
By Grayson Heenan May 11, 2012
Seminarian for the Archdiocese of Detroit, Former volunteer with Heart's Home in Argentina in 2010/2011.
I first heard of Heart’s Home as a sophomore at Boston College. I was stunned by the radicality of their life and mission: to be missionaries of compassion. In my sophomoric pretense, I judged them as idealistic and impractical. What about projects and initiatives – helping people in tangible, quantifiable ways? It was a classic case of missing the obvious. In the end, it was Heart’s Home that judged me. It shattered my ideas about charity and real success. What, after all, was it that I cherished most in life? The friendship of those who care about me, the time they spend with me, their continued presence in my life, their love and compassion.
Interview with Bruno Axel March 14, 2012
By Gonzague Leroux – Reading Time: 2 min
Passing through New York for a time, Bruno Axel, a 31 year-old violinist, conductor and composer from Spain, introduces us to his vision of life and music. Familiar with Spain's economic hardship and 20% unemployment rate, Axel Bruno strikes up a conversation thus: "I am a dreamer but always realistic. As a person, I want to be happy. I do not need to be famous. I want to be a very good artist, not in terms of success or fame, but just a very good artist."
By Marian West March 16, 2012
Encounter – Compassion – Reading Time: 4 min
This past Saturday, I experienced one of my most unforgettable encounters thus far. It struck me and will stick with me forever. I was walking through the 5th floor corridor of a nursing home, when I heard, “HELP! HEEELP! HELP ME!!!” I could not ignore such a desperate cry. I entered the resident’s room, not sure what I’d find.