What's this? / Report Bad Ads
Latest News
Pope Francis

Pope Francis' complete schedule for Colombia trip

June 23, 2017. He will go to Colombia September 6-11.
Vatican

Bruno Marie Duffé, new secretary of the Department for Integral Development

June 16, 2017. Thepope has named French priest Bruno Marie Duffé, from Lyon, number two of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. He will be in charge of one of the key offices in the Vatican Curia.
Pope Francis

Angela Merkel to meet with pope on June 17

June 9, 2017. The Vatican has confirmed that on Saturday, June 17, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet with Pope Francis. Both have previously met in Rome in May 2016, February 2015 and May 2013, two months after Pope Francis was elected pontiff.
Pope Francis

Pope Francis to meet with Venezuelan bishops on June 8

June 5, 2017. Pope Francis will meet with Venezuelan bishops next Thursday to discuss the situation their country is facing.
Vatican

New secretary of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life

May 31, 2017. The Brazilian priest Alexandre Awi Mello, the National Director of Brazil's Schönstatt Movement, will serve as the new secretary. He was born Rio de Janeiro in 1971, and ordained a priest in 2001.

New Horizons: Helping people out in the streets

2012-11-08

She overcame a serious illness. When she got healthy,  she says her Catholic faith motivated her to help people out on the streets. There, she learned much more than she expected.

CHIARA AMIRANTE
Founder, New Horizons

"I felt this need to go to the most dangerous areas of Rome, which back then was the Termini train station. Its underground passages were a type of hell. People lived immersed in drugs and alcohol. I was exposed to new horizons of hell there.  The 'people of the night' is what I called that community. I had no idea that among them there were people from good families.”

So, in 1994 she founded the first New Horizons community. Nearly 20 years later, it has 174 centers, 152 service teams and also five so called "Cities of Heaven” where addicts undergo rehabilitation. Even though she founded the community, thousands more run it ever day. More than 200,000 'knights of the light,'  also played a huge role in building the community.

CHIARA AMIRANTE
Founder, New Horizons

"Somehow I just realized that I was in Rome, at the heart of Christianity, at the heart of the Church with hundreds of shelters and soup kitchens, but there was no place for these young people who needed to undergo a  healing process. They needed to get away from so many bad habits. Out of this need, the New Horizons Community was born.”

The initiative welcomes those who need it the most by helping them overcome their addictions.
The goal is to give them new horizons and to show them that despite the pain, there is still something to look forward to.


BR/KLH
AA
VM
- PR