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Have you heard of New York Encounter?

Now in its 15th year, New York Encounter is an annual three-day cultural event in the heart of New York City, offering opportunities for education, dialogue, and friendship.

The New York Encounter strives to witness to the new life and knowledge generated by the faith, following Pope Benedict XVI’s claim thatthe intelligence of faith has to become the intelligence of reality.” In pursuit of this goal—and according to St. Paul’s suggestion to “test everything and retain what is good”—the Encounter aims to discover, affirm, and offer to everyone truly human expressions of the desire for truth, beauty, and justice. The Encounter, thus, becomes a meeting point for people of different beliefs, traditions, and cultures striving for reciprocal understanding, mutual building, and true friendship.

The theme this year is: “Who Am I That You Care for Me?”

Among the highlights will be Sunday February 19 with Mass offered for Pope Francis’ intentions for peace, celebrated by Cardinal Sean O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston.


You can find more information about New York Encounter here.

All New York Encounter events are free and open to everyone.


The main events will also be live-streamed via YouTube and available, free of charge, on the Encounter website