Simone: "They were so normal: students, athletes, artists just like I can be. And they were together in becoming Saints, helping each other. It gives me hope to be always able to begin again, like them, to live in the fullness of life."
... I never met Alberto and Carlo in person. Before knowing their story, I would never have imagined using a form of familiar address with two people for whom the process of canonization has begun, let alone comparing myself to them or be understood by them. Reading their writings and hearing the testimonies of the people who were their friends made me realize instead how much Alberto and Carlo can be close to my life, and how much my life could be close to theirs if I let God take on the importance in my life that I owe to Him, entrusting myself to Him, trying to bring forward His plan together with brothers and sisters. I’m also part of that crowd of people that will have to enter the shaky workforce once my studies are over. I was overtaken by such thoughts when my fiancé and I had the idea of visiting the Abbey of San Siro in search of a solution to so much anxiety, by reading a letter written by Carlo in that very church: ‘going to Jesus to place in His heart the infinity of things that I can’t do, that perhaps I only ruin […] We can’t stop. […] He asks you, and He asks me to continue loving.’ .