It happened on MARCH 19

Today is the feast of St. Joseph, the spouse of Mary and adoptive father of Jesus of Nazareth. In the Christian tradition, St. Joseph is a vibrant example of the sanctification of human work and its participation in the mystery of divine redemption: “You, who celebrate with me today this feast of St Joseph, are men who work in different human professions; you have your own homes, you belong to so many different countries and have different languages. You have been educated in lecture halls or in factories and offices. You have worked in your profession for years, established professional and personal friendships with your colleagues, helped to solve the problems of your companies and your communities. Well then: I remind you once again that all this is not foreign to God's plan. Your human vocation is a part — and an important part — of your divine vocation. That is the reason why you must strive for holiness, giving a particular character to your human personality, a style to your life; contributing at the same time to the sanctification of others, your fellow men; sanctifying your work and your environment: the profession or job that fills your day, your home and family and the country where you were born and which you love” (St. Josemaría Escrivá, homily “In Joseph’s Workshop,” Christ is Passing By, Dublin 1974, n. 46).


March 14, 2018: Stephen Hawking left us

One of the most renowned scientists of the XX century died in Cambridge, by Giuseppe Tanzella Nitti

See the special issue of Nature dedicated to Stephen Hawking


Romano Guardini: 50 years from his death

Romano Guardini: a look to the future, by Francisco Fernández Labastida (2018)

Suggested readings:

Man and Technique (1925)

Faith and Reason in Blaise Pascal’s Memorial (1935)

The Persistence of Christian Signs in a Secularized Society (1950)


Interdisciplinary Encyclopedia of Religion and Science

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