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NY ENCOUNTER/ "A Living Cathedral"



Sophie, age 17, recounts her experience with the New York Encounter 2011 as a volunteer  

From January 14th to 17th, an important cultural event happened for the second time. There were four days of debates, exhibitions, concerts, and theatrical pieces to build new friendships and discover the beauty of life.


NY ENCOUNTER/ Jérôme Lejeune: The Scientist-Saint

Sharon Mollerus

The brilliant geneticist, doctor and a family man is remembered at the New York Encounter while his campaign for disabled children continues  


NY ENCOUNTER/ Leopardi: Before the Brink of Nothingness

Fred Kaffenberger

Leopardi leaves open the great questions of origin and destiny. He does not solve these questions and paradoxes for us, but he is an insistent companion along the road of experience  


NY ENCOUNTER/ CUA President John Garvey Defends Freedom in the University

Sharon Mollerus

Catholic universities do not give up their freedom in remaining faithful to their mission; instead they are "first amendment actors creating public culture"  


NY ENCOUNTER/ A French House in New York City

Fred Kaffenberger

At The New York Encounter, in the set for The Tidings Brought to Mary, a French house reminds us of the Event which renews and changes everything  


PHOTO/New York Encounter: Beauty in Manhattan


New York Encounter: Beauty in Manhattan  


NY ENCOUNTER/ Claudel’s “The Tidings Brought to Mary”

Dino D'Agata

Saturday, January 15, at the New York Encounter, the Blackfriars Repertory Theater and the Storm Theater presented a special performance of the play by Paul Claudel  


U.S./ The New York Encounter: a Different Cultural Event

Lorenzo Albacete

The New York Encounter is unlike any other cultural event in the United States in its approach and content, transcending the cultural divisions that threaten the future of American society  




New York Encounter is a four-day cultural festival organized by Crossroads Cultural Center and Communion and Liberation.