Alberto Michelotti and Carlo Grisolia
were from Genoa, Italy. They shared a friendship that was open to others and nourished on Gospel ideals of universal brotherhood and a united world.

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Orietta tells the story of Alberto and Carlo on RA1 TV

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Madin  “Heartfelt thanks to all of Alberto and Carlo’s friends who stepped up to remember so many things about their life! The documentary is so simple and refreshing, and I like the idea that one generation hands on to the next these pieces of life! The shoes were a nice idea. They’re an invitation to everyone who is looking for their footprints. I had was given the great gift of having lived a portion of my journey with them and it marked me for life! This video helped me to remember and cherish their friendship. Just a few days ago, a French youth who helped me to translate some of Alberto and Carlo’s writings thanked me amid tears for having been allowed to help translate some of their writings. I believe that their courage and radicality in living the Gospel have much to say to us today! This is a story that young people need to hear! I’m trying.”

Lucy  “ It would be nice to be able to live life like them. After all, the secret is simple, we all know the key word: LOVE! TRUE LOVE! It all depends on you! Don’t be selfish! Smash the mirrors in front of you and, with God’s Love which we can find in everything around us, we’ll REALLY LIVE LIFE! ”

Massimo  “The ways of the Lord are infinite and therefore unsearchable….I’d like to ask our two Friends to be my guide … perhaps they’re able to consult a map that’s more trustworthy than mine.”

From Switzerland: We write from the Focolare Centre in Montet, Switzerland where, after welcoming many groups of young people from different countries and also from Germany.

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Laura  “How unforeseeable are the footsteps of the Lord. They always precede my own. They walk alongside mine, walk ahead of mine, to give me something unexpected. I have much to meditate on after having tasted the joy of meeting you. You’ve left me with a sweet taste of heaven. Thank you!”

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Musical  about Alberto and Carlo
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Lord, Jesus, crucified and forsaken who in the mystery of your life, death and resurrection have manifested your infinite love for us, we pray that you grant us to follow the example of Alberto and Carlo by growing in friendship with You and each other until we reach the fullness of the Christian life. Through their intercession, we ask you to grant what we ask. (Here mention your petition.) Amen.

Genoa, November 25, 2005
Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone
Archbishop of Genoa

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