Davide Prosperi as interim President of the Fraternity of CL

The letter in which Davide Prosperi informs the Fraternity of CL of the contents of his audeince with the Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life and his assumption of the role as interim President.
Matthias Stomer, The Adoration of the Shepherds, 17th century. Palazzo Madama, Museo Civico d’Arte Antica, Turin. © Mario Bonotto/Photo Scala, Florence
Christmas 2021

The videoposter

This year, Fr. Giussani's words are accompanied by Matthias Stomer's, "The Adoration of the Shepherds".
Current Events

Diaconia of the Fraternity of CL: thanks to Fr. Julián Carrón

The letter from the Diaconia of the Fraternity of CL, thanking Fr. Julián Carrón "wholeheartedly for all that he has represented in these years."
Current Events

Fr. Julián Carrón has resigned as President of the Fraternity of CL

Carrón's letter to the Fraternity. His decision, as he explains, is "to help the change of leadership to which we are called by the Holy Father to take place with the freedom that this process requires."
Stavropol , Caucasus (Photo: Serghey Ryumin/Getty Images)
World

The struggle for happiness

"God carried me in his arms like a whiny, unreasonable, and indifferent child. He gave me priceless riches and friends who have been guides on the path to Him.” The story of a woman from Kazakhstan living in North Caucasus. From November Tracce.

I was born in Karaganda, Kazakhstan, in 1974. When I was three years old, my family moved to Tashkent, Uzbekistan. After graduating from college in my hometown, I returned to Uzbekistan and got married. In 1995, a tragedy happened in our family, which des...

Tokyo (Photo: Jazael Melgoza/Unslash)
Letters

My family in Japan

Marco moved to Tokyo with his wife and children. The experience of the movement had won him over a number of years earlier in Italy, but over time his enthusiasm began to wane...

Here in Japan I have rediscovered the living beauty of the charism, perceiving it as more fertile than ever in recent times. I joined the movement when I was 26 years old (I am now 47) and seven years ago, at the request of the company I work for, I moved...

János Pilinszky (Photo: Eifert János/Wikimedia)
Culture

Pilinsky: An invitation to decipher destiny

The pulse of life, the sounding board of existence. Or rather, vocation. This is what poetry is for the Hungarian János Pilinszky. A hundred years after his birth, a brief excursus through his life and poems.

This year marks the centenary of the Hungarian poet János Pilinszky, who was born in Budapest on November 17, 1921 to a German mother and Polish father. He lived his private life with discretion, under the totalitarian and atheistic communist regime, whe...

Pepe Rodelgo with the St. Brendan High School football team
US, UK and More

From Miami to Madrid: A game that is always open

A military career, the death of his brother, the desire to give his life for a great ideal. Pepe Rodelgo, a Memor Domini, speaks of how he discovered that 'irreducible point' of himself that keeps him alive today.

An accident. A rear-end collision on the way to work. José Rodelgo-Bueno, known as Pepe, is the headmaster of a school in Miami. At the age of 51 he found out that he had cancer. Tests, carried out in the emergency room because of whiplash from the accide...

Church

Dicastery for the Laity. The words of Pope Francis

The Pope's address to the participants in the meeting of lay associations, ecclesial movements and new communities, organized by the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life.
Current Events

Towards the centenary

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