"You are not lacking in any spiritual gift"

The text of the Beginning Day of the Adults and University Students of Communion and Liberation. By video link, September 25, 2021.
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"You are not lacking any spiritual gift"

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Pier Alberto Bertazzi
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Bertazzi: Carrón's homily at his funeral

The words of the President of the Fraternity of CL at the funeral of Pier Alberto, one of Fr. Giussani's greatest friends, who died on 15 September.

“Do not let your hearts be troubled,” Jesus told His disciples and repeats to each of us today. But howncould the disciples not have been troubled, thinking of what was about to happen? What reason did Jesus give them? What reason does Jesus give us now? ...


A single gaze of gratuitousness

The unexpected adventure of “The Tree of Tales” exhibition at the Rimini Meeting as described by those involved. This is what happened during the days of our exhibition, and what is still happening now…

“I believe that, so as not to lose our bearings, we need to make our own the truth contained in good stories […] we need a human story that can speak of ourselves and of the beauty all around us. A narrative that can tell us that we are part of a living a...

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"The protagonist of the Synod is the Holy Spirit"

Pope Francis' address during the moment of reflection for the opening of the synod. "Enabling everyone to participate is an essential ecclesial duty!"

Dear brothers and sisters, Thank you for being here for the opening of the Synod. You have come by many different roads and from different Churches, each bearing your own questions and hopes. I am certain the Spirit will guide us and give us the grac...

Stefano Luca

The friar actor and the Isis children

Acting school, the Franciscan vocation, the study of Islam and the theatre with child soldiers. Brother Stefano Luca recounts how he was led to encounter the stories of the children of foreign fighters.

A dream come true: he was a professional actor. Now he deals with Islam and care in contexts of great emergency. "Providence has brought together the past and the present of my life". Stefano Luca is 35 years old and is a Capuchin Friar Minor, but before ...

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Venezuela: the fixed point among the waves of the sea

For the first time since the start of the pandemic, Leonardo managed to visit some CL communities across the country. The surprise of seeing - in such precarious situations- life that blossoms.

After more than two years of not being able to travel because of the pandemic, I was able to visit the communities of Duaca, El Tocuyo, Humocaro and the Trappist Monastery of Humocaro. It was a trip I was looking forward to. The day before my departure, ...

The exhibition on Fr. Giussani at the Meeting in Brussels

Brussels: Something precious, for everyone

Meeting Ambassador. The possibility of taking what happens in Rimini all over the world. This is what happened in Belgium a few days ago. Emanuele recounts what happened to him and his friends.

A few months ago, with a group of friends who study and work in Brussels, we began to think about how we could join the proposal of the Rimini Meeting to take its conference sessions to various cities around the world and to make known this event that is ...

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Radcliffe: Nothing human is alien to us

Do Christians need the world or must they defend themselves against secularisation? The Oxford Dominican proposes a surprising method: the imagination. This is what allows us to touch the person where they are most alive.
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Towards the centenary

2022 will mark the anniversary of the birth of the founder of CL. Here is how you can contribute.