"Christianity as an Event Today"

On the 19th anniversary of his death, the full version of the unpublished text from the February issue of Traces: notes from a lesson given by Fr. Luigi Giussani in 1992
(Photo: Giovanni Dinatolo)
About CLThe Christian Proposal as the Adventure of Life
School of CommunityThe notes and indications of method
The image from the Easter poster 2024. Duccio di Buoninsegna (1260 ca.-1318), Maestà, cymantium: "The Appearance of Christ behind closed doors". Museo dell’Opera Metropolitana, Siena, Italy Photo: Opera Metropolitana Siena/Scala, Florence
Easter 2024. The CL posterThis year, the words of Pope Francis and Fr. Giussani are accompanied by a work by Duccio di Buoninsegna
Davide Prosperi greeting to Monsignor Mario Delpini (Pino Franchino/Archivio CL)
"A sign of God's faithfulness”The homily of Archbishop Mario Delpini during the Mass for Fr. Giussani and Davide Prosperi's greeting
"Beggars of Jesus Christ"The homily of Msgr Lepine, Archbishop of Montreal, during the mass for the anniversary of Fr. Giussani
Alexej Navalny (Mitya Aleshkovsky/Wikimedia Commons)
Navalny: a rose is foreverNavalny's death in Russia has reopened a wound. “Nothing exists without freedom": the provocation that his life represents
The CL holiday in Las Trancas (Chile)
Chile: "That gift that we are already living"The CL community: evidence "of a Presence that is already happening in our lives"
The national pavilions in the Gardens of the Biennale during the 2018 architecture event (Ansa/Andrea Merola)
Venice: Francis’ 'attempt' at the BiennaleReconciling with the contemporary art world, a path that will take Pope Francis to the Lagoon on April 26
Fr. Giussani on the day of his first Mass in Desio, May 31, 1945 (Livia Giussani personal archive)
Fr. Giussani: Masses around the worldThe anniversary celebrations of Fr. Giussani and the Fraternity of CL
Margaret Karram (Catholic Press Photo)
Karram: "The Pope's words on unity challenge us too"The President of the Focolare movement writes to Davide Prosperi on the anniversary of Fr. Giussani's death
"The first step is to desire to open our eyes to reality""Through the desert God leads us to freedom." Pope Francis' message for Lent 2024.
Miguel Benasayag (© Isabella De Maddalena/opale.photo/Mondadori Portfolio)
The machine of the worldAI reopens radical questions about the human. Miguel Benasayag talks about it in the February issue of Traces
"Behold, I make all things new"The booklet of the CLU Exercises 2023, with lessons by Fr. Francesco Ferrari, and the assembly with Davide Prosperi
One of the last editions of the New York Encounter (Photo: NY Encounter)
Artificial Intelligence and the sleeping soulThe New York Encounter 2024 kicks off on Friday. Among the protagonists is an exhibition dedicated to AI
The Pope to CL: "Preserve unity"The Pope's letter after the audience with Davide Prosperi and Monsignor Filippo Santoro
Assisi: A process of gazingThe booklet of the second gathering of the Young People of CL in Assisi, 23–26 November 2023
What remains of the human being?The new issue of Traces is now online, dedicated to artificial intelligence, with an unpublished article by Fr. Giussani
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Communicating the beauty we encounter every dayThe contribution of Davide Prosperi in the newspaper Avvenire for the 46th National Day for Life
A concert by the Magnificat School Orchestra
Holy Land: To the tune of the MagnificatAn internationally renowned music school in the heart of Jerusalem. A unique experience of welcoming, of dialogue,
A little girl plays with a doll on the deck of the ship Vulcano (Photo: Alberto Reggiori)
"Me, a doctor, among the wounds of war"A surgeon on a mission on the Italian ship Vulcano to provide aid to Palestinians fleeing the Gaza Strip
Spirto Gentil societyChanged by a friendship, Bill and his wife decide to open their home with the hope of meeting and embracing more of these friends
Hong Kong (Unsplash/Spencer Chows)
A Catholic university for Hong KongThe recognition of the St Francis university by the local government. Fr. Cervellera speaks
A collage made by Stevens for his latest album, 'Javelin' (Photo: © Courtesy Sufjan Stevens)
Sufjan Stevens: An angel with a banjoHe quotes Flannery O'Connor, he is a believer. A portrait of a great American singer-songwriter
Monsignor Paolo Bizzeti, Apostolic Vicar of Anatolia (Ansa-Abaca/Burak Milli/Anadolu Agency)
Bizzeti: "Let us not forget the Christians of Turkey"Following the attack in Istanbul, Monsignor Paolo Bizzeti, Apostolic Vicar of Anatolia, speaks
Holy Land: The law of forgiveness Israel and Palestine, on either side stories of pain and death chase each other. Yet there are still those who manage to affirm a different logic, which starts with compassion and prayer. "In order not to stop believing that peace is possible."
Bucharest (Photo: © Paul Antonescu/iStock)
Bucharest: "What world are you from?”From topics covered in class to charitable work. A teacher in Bucharest recounts what she lives with her students
Caterina and that 'yes' to say in every momentThe news of pregnancy and the diagnosis of a disease that would not allow the baby to survive
Jone and Carras
"A sweet Companionship"Jone Echarri's letter to friends of the movement after the death of her husband Carras: “I am serene and confident"
"The new life born of Christ"Javier Prades' homily at the"de corpore insepulto" Mass for Jesús Carrascosa
People stock up on water in Dhaka, Bangladesh, because of drought (Kazi Salahuddin Razu/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Integral ecology. Against individualismEnvironmental emergency, migration, conflict, poverty. An interview with Simona Beretta
"A life spent for Christ, without calculation"Davide Prosperi's message to the Communion and Liberation movement on the death of Jesús Carrascosa.
Paul Cézanne, "Apples", 1878-79. Metropolitan Museum, New York
Indestructible, stubborn presenceGiovanni Testori's "Two apples" and the deep connection with the works of Cézanne and Giacometti
The Christmas party of the Moscow CL community
Moscow: "He is near! The Lord is here!"The Christmas celebration of the CL community in Moscow with Catholic and Orthodox friends
Christmas 2023. The Communion and Liberation poster
The Religious Sense - presentation in Milan (05.02.2023)
Easter 2023. The videposter
Giussani: "What is life? It is to be loved"
Pope Francis' audience with CL
Giussani: "The real protagonist of history is the beggar" (1998)
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The Religious SenseThe new translation, 2023
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CentenaryInitiatives and testimonies
The podcastThe Religious Sense
Virtual exhibition100th anniversary of birth
"Scritti Giussani"Search Giussani's texts