One dream helps 2.2m ill kids since 1999

The Angkor Hospital for Children  came about after one man’s shock at personally witnessing a child die because her parents could not afford a two-dollar medicine for her treatment. He was moved upon seeing desperate, sick children in Cambodia. The founder, a Japanese photographer – later, a multi-award winner – decided to take action. The hospital website ( recounts his and their story. 

Ordinary Time after Christmas

Ordinary Time is an opportunity to begin again, to find greater meaning and fulfilment in our ordinary, daily work and life, and most of all to grow in our friendship with Christ.  Ordinary Time presents us with an opportunity to consider the fact that living as a Christian calls us to meet the Lord in the ordinariness of our own daily life. We are invited to live this ordinary life shaped by all that Jesus has done, and to live every moment of our lives in a way that is shaped by his Gospel.

Ecce Homo by Guido Reni (1575-1642)

The suffering Christ

One of the paintings that has always made a huge impression on me is the so-called Ecce Homo by Guido Reni (1575-1642), a painter I have already dealt with previously and who certainly has to be considered as one of the greatest in pictorial art in his genre. This painting, which is now in the Louvre Museum, is from about the year 1640. It must be said that this was a subject much exploited by Guido Reni and his disciples, a clear sign that his idea was very successful. In fact, we are always lost in admiration before this image that communicates the intense suffering of the Savior, with those eyes that hardly seem to look towards the sky while the head, surrounded by a divine light, is reclined on the other side due to fatigue and pain.