Easter 2013. The posters of Communion and Liberation. - Other News

Easter 2013. The posters of Communion and Liberation.

3/25/2013

As it does every year, the Movement of CL proposes an artistic image and a text as a help to living the mystery of Easter.
This year the image is Christ and the pilgrims of Emmaus, a bas-relief from the Romanesque cloister of the XI-XII century, conserved in the Benedictine monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos, in Spain.
The text has two passages. The first, by Benedict XVI, is from his message to the international conference “Jesus, Our Contemporary” (Rome, February 9-11, 2012). The second, by Luigi Giussani, comes from his book At the Origin of the Christian Claim (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1998, p. 107).

Here are the two passages:

“The life of Jesus of Nazareth cannot be confined to a distant past but is crucial to our faith today. What does it mean to say that Jesus of Nazareth, who lived between Galilee and Judaea 2,000 years ago, is a ‘contemporary’ of every man and woman alive today, and in every epoch? Jesus entered human history for ever and lives on in it with His beauty and power, in that frail body–ever in need of purification but also infinitely full of divine love–which is the Church, in which He is present with His passion, death and Resurrection. It is this that makes the Church contemporaneous with every human being, capable of embracing all people and all epochs.”
(Benedict XVI)

“The fact of the incarnation, this inconceivable Christian claim, has remained in history in its substance and entirety: a man who is God–who thus knows man–and whom man must follow if he is to have true knowledge of himself and all things. This initial experience has an unequivocal meaning: destiny has not left man alone. It is an event which was announced throughout the centuries and which reaches us even today. The real problem at hand is that man recognize it with love.”
(Luigi Giussani)

Translations are available in several languages. You can view them by going to the home page of the International CL: clonline.org, or by downloading the pdf files listed below.

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