Crossroads, in addition to organizing its own events, is happy to make available to other entities, cultural centers, universities, schools, and parishes, some of its exhibits, which have been put together by experts in the various subject matters and are targeted to a non-specialized audience.

Here is a list of available exhibits:

Behind the Crisis, Beyond the Crisis: A New Concept of Work and Finance

The financial and economic crisis called us to change. Like all crises, it may be an opportunity to grow. But this opportunity can be missed if we do not try to assess the causes (not merely the scapegoats) behind the crisis and the factors which can move us beyond it. How and why did this crisis happen? What lies behind it? What might be the way forward? Do the lessons learned from the crisis call us for a new concept of work and finance.

The exhibit, which consists of 25 panels and a video, offers some starting points for discussion.

Flannery O’Connor. A Limit with Infinite Measure.

As an important American novelist, essayist, and short-story writer, O’Connor’s memorable characters and unforgettable settings reveal deep insights into our human existence. O'Connor once wrote: "Grace changes us and change is painful." She died at the age of 39 from complications of lupus after a fourteen year battle with the disease, but not before leaving her mark on American literature. O’Connor wrote 32 short stories, two novels, and numerous reviews and commentaries.

The exhibit, which consists of 37 panels, showcases the life and work of Flannery O’Connor.

Jerome Lejeune: For Love of Truth

"I never found anything in science that contradicted my faith," said the renown geneticist who discovered the origin of Down Syndrome. Yet he was ostracized for his courageous position that medicine should be used to treat patients rather than practice selective breeding and "chromosomal" racism. Was his stance reasonable or ideological?

The exhibit, which consist of 30 panels, explores the life and work of Jerome Lejeune and his use of reason regarding medicine, human life and the methods available to us to actually come to know what a person is. Based on the three premises of The Religious Sense by Msgr. Luigi Giussani.

Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman, the novel of freedom and the Battle of Stalingrad

Life and Fate is the masterpiece of Vasily Grossman (1905 - 1964), one of the most important yet most overlooked authors of the 20th Century. Life and Fate depicts the invincible nature of the individual in the face of any form of power, even within the most dramatic circumstances of life. Grossman's need to tell his story cost him dearly. The Life and Fate manuscript was confiscated by the KGB in 1961. He devoted his remaining years to fighting for his life's work, but died without seeing his book published. The manuscript was sent to the West clandestinely where it was published to great acclaim 20 years after Grossman's death.

The exhibit has been realized thanks to materials provided by Russia's State Central Museum of Contemporary History, which provided 136 original photographs of the Battle of Stalingrad as well as original posters and documents, and the Memorial Foundation of Moscow, which made available 31 documents of various kinds and of great historical interest.

The exhibit, which consists of 28 panels and a video, illustrates the life and works of Vasily Grossman as well as the profile and stories of the main characters of Life and Fate.

Earth a Human Habit: the exceptional features of our small planet

Wonder is the most human response to the beauty of reality and has always led human beings to raise questions: Why is the sky so impressive this evening? And why these colors? The very fact that we exist is itself a great source of wonder. For it is by no means obvious that there should be human beings within the universe.

The exhibit which consists of a 26 panels, presents the marvelous coming together of astrophysics, geology, chemistry, and biology necessary to make life on our planet possible.

Technical information:

Each exhibit can be rented (already mounted on panels) for a 30-day period or purchased.

In case of rental, Crossroads will ship the exhibit and the organization will ship it back at the end of the rental period at its own cost. In case of purchase, Crossroads will mail the CD with the file of the exhibit in high resolution and the organization will mount it on panels at its own cost.

Suggested donation for rental: $1,000 plus shipping cost
Suggested donation for purchase: $1,500 plus shipping cost

More Information

For more information or to request any of the above presentations, please contact:

Rita Simmonds
Events Coordinator
(347) 713-5146.