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Everyone should have a motive

When driving home from the Commune for female addict in the evening, I could not have imagined that the night would take so long, much less to be so tragic. On the road home, there was...
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From chains to complete freedom

Gena has struggled with alcohol for many years. Although he tried and was looking for different ways to break free from the grip of addiction, a situation in Lugansk, where he lived, did not offer...
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What does ‘five stars’ mean to homeless?

Re-vo-lu-tion! Re-vo-lu-tion! This is how hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians responded that cold January 2014 at the Independence Square after seeing the news on the big video screen: President Yanukovych has refused to conclude an agreement on...
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Shocking stories from Ukraine

Together with Natasha and Oksana, volunteers on a mission in Kiev, we have entered into crowded metro. We were surprised by the strong smell of urine. A homeless person was standing beside me, leaning on the metro...
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Look through the pierced hand

Jean Vanier, founder of the Ark community, wrote in his book Becoming Human: If you want to discover the beauty of another man, we must first discover his value by giving him enough time, attention...
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Next stop: Ukraine

In our previous post I mentioned why we decided to head back to Rome. We met with p. Tomaž Lavrič, new superior general of the Lazarists. We discussed about the prospects of our service and the...
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A Week in Madrid

We arrived to Madrid. We traveled form Villena to the capital of Spain with two girls, who live in Madrid but were in Villena to attend an important feast. Feast of Moors and Christians We arrived...
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Chase For Our Computers

We wanted to spend a relaxed week in Spain. We needed vacation, a few days off at the coast. Given how hot it was in Spain, swimming in the sea was an inviting idea. But, as...
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