Letters to Editor

Who wants to write to the Editor, don Livio Tonello, for a spiritual advise or simply to ask for prayers, can use our email associazione@santodeimiracoli.org.

  • On the occasion of the canonization of Mother Teresa I read and listened to many testimonies of her life that was anchored onto a faith that transformed itself into total charity towards the poorest of the poor and the most excluded giving life to a series of extraordinary institutions of assistance throughout the world run by her religious members. I was not particularly surprised at the reports that pointed out the aspect of her life described as “nights of faith” or rather “voids” that she suffered from to the point of making her doubt herself and her own mission. In fact I have read, in the biographies of other saints and mystics, that a similar thing had happened to them. But the fact that really upset and hurt me was that some qualified journalists had the impudence to question all of Mother Teresa’s work, discrediting all of her choice towards the poor as a mania of protagonism or proselytism, indicating her work in her hospitals as being by no means sure, efficient or hygienic, even throwing mud on her finances to the point of stating that she had pocketed the financing and offers.... Here, I ask: how is it possible to come to all of this before all the evidence? Why are there these extreme and distorted judgements? When speaking to a friend, a priest, he gave me this simple, but efficient answer: “...also Jesus when he sat at table with the last, was accused of being a greedy man and a heavy drinker”.


  • During the recent Jubilee we have continually heard the word mercy, and on more that one occasion Pope Francis exhorted his faithful to draw close to the sacrament of Reconciliation so that they could be embraced by God’s mercy. But does God  forgive  everything? Even murder, abortion and the being a member of the Mafia and swindling that causes so much suffering and so many victims?

    B. M.

  • Nowadays the progress of medicine helps people, who are in very difficult conditions, to stay alive for much longer. There are patients who, vegetative or unconscious, are kept alive by  machines  for  many years. In the past these people would have died of natural causes. I often wonder if, in  some  cases, “turning off” can be considered a refusal to therapeutic obstinacy instead of euthanasia. Which is the exact border  between these  two  extremes?

    V. Z.

  • I pray every morning, I say  the  Rosary  every evening, but while I’m praying I’m always distracted. I’d like to put more love and feeling into my prayers. How can I do this?
    L. I.