Enzo Piccinini with Fr. Giussani (Photo: © Fraternità di CL)

"I took you as Mine"

On the 25th anniversary of Enzo Piccinini's death, one of the editors of a new book on his life introduces us to the heart of Enzo's life: friendship with Christ as the path towards the pinnacle of humanity
(Photo: Giovanni Dinatolo)
About CLThe Christian Proposal as the Adventure of Life
School of CommunityThe notes and indications of method
Karaganda Cathedral, dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima (Wikimedia Commons)
Kazakhstan: Thirty years since the beginningThe CL community was born in the country in 1994, and today it is more alive than ever. An example? 'The Lighthouse' Centre...
With the children of the João Paulo II Educational Centre in Salvador de Bahia
Brazil: “The hug that reaches your marrow”A trip to Salvador de Bahia, after listening to the testimony of Paola Cigarini who has been working among the favelados for years
The possible embraceTwo fathers, one Israeli, the other Palestinian, whose daughters were killed in the conflict, reconciled in the Parents' Circle association
Carlo Acutis
Carlo Acutis soon to be a SaintThe Pope has recognized a miracle attributable to his intercession. Reread the story of the young man from Milan
Enzo on a hike to Mount Cusna, in the Apennines of Reggio Emilia (Photo by Enzo Piccinini Foundation)
"My encounter with Enzo Piccinini”From Argentina, the testimony of someone who 'encountered' Piccinini after his death
Fr. Luigi Giussani (Fraternità CL)
"My Niebuhr"Fr. Giussani's doctoral thesis dedicated to the American theologian. An opportunity to empathize with his vibrant ecumenical passion
Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa during his speech at the Lateran University (Ansa/Claudio Peri)
Peace made of forgiveness, truth, and justiceThe "Lectio magistralis" of Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa at the Lateran University on May 2
AVSI: Samia’s exercise booksDistance support for 450 Iraqi children. A project of the Italian NGO that started in 2015 to help a people return to living after the Isis occupation
Ian Knowles' icon of 'Our Lady who brings down walls' in Bethlehem (Catholic Press Photo)
Our Lady of the wallIconographer Ian Knowles speaks about his Virgin, painted on a corner of the dividing wall in Bethlehem
Fr. Giussani: The fascination of the charismThe opening of the testimonial phase of the Cause of Beatification of the founder of CL. The words of the Archbishop of Milan, Monsignor Mario Delpini, and the greeting of Davide Prosperi. Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio, May 9, 2024
Jesus Carrascosa (Fraternità CL)
An 84-year-old boyThe testimony of a friend of Jesús Carrascosa, who died on January 9, at the most recent Assembly of Latin American Leaders
Pope Francis issues the Bull of Indiction for the Ordinary Jubilee of 2025. St. Peter's Basilica, May 9, 2024 (Photo: Riccardo Antimiani/Ansa)
Hope does not disappointYesterday, May 9, in St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis proclaimed the Ordinary Jubilee of 2025 with the Bull "Spes non confundit".
Monsignor Delpini's edict (Photo: Unsplash/Sofi)
Fr. Giussani, the edict of the Archbishop of Milan In view of May 9, the text in which Monsignor Delpini invites those interested to participate in the Testimonial Phase
Waiting for a show during the Colonia Urbana in Puente Alto
Santiago: Defending the indefensible To discover that Christ wants us to be happy, two weeks of adventures at the Colonia Urbana in Chile
St. Peter's Square during the Regina Caeli on Sunday, May 5, 2024 (Riccardo Antimiani/Ansa)
“I do not call you servants any longer, but friends”Pope Francis' words at the Regina Caeli last Sunday. St. Peter's Square, May 5, 2024
Venezuela: Charitable work in classJenny and friends in El Tocuyo are doing charitable work by supporting children's education
Photo: Christina Lue/Unsplash
Europe: For peace, an ideal horizonThe Compagnia delle Opere's contribution in view of the European Elections
Installation by the duo Claire Fontaine. Pavilion of the Holy See 60th International Art Exhibition - Venice Biennale  "With my eyes," installation view. Photo: Marco Cremascoli
Biennale: You cannot escape from beautyVenice Biennale, a short tour of the Holy See pavilion on the Giudecca
Cristiano Ferrario, an oncologist at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, with a patient
"I don't detach"Cristiano Ferrario is an oncologist in Montréal, in Canada, where the law allows euthanasia, from April Traces
Fr. Giussani: The testimonial phase opens for the cause of beatificationOn May 9, the Solemnity of the Ascension, the first public session will be held by the Archbishop of Milan in the Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio. The words of Davide Prosperi.
AVSI: How good is multipliedAVSI’s "distance support" activity is something that goes far beyond economic aid to children
Andrea Aziani with María Luisa
Andrea's truthA former student and friend speaks of of Servant of God Andrea Aziani, a missionary in Peru who died in 2008
(Photo: Fondazione Maddalena Grassi)
"Without armor"From April Traces, an interview with Fr. Vincent Nagle, chaplain of the Maddalena Grassi Foundation
Giussani's cause for beatification Monsignor Ennio Apeciti speaks
"An encounter that happens, again and again"The text of Cardinal Farrell's homily and greetings at the CL Fraternity Exercises
Caring for LifeWhat is life with an incurable or terminal illness? How the person be accompanied? The April issue of Traces is now online
Claude Monet, “Impression. Soleil Levant", 1872
Impressionists: The "gang" that captures the momentImpressionism turns 150 years old. A history of a revolution made up of awe and color
"Dignitas infinita" (Catholic Press Photo)
Human dignity according to the church The document of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith 'Dignitas infinita' has been presented
A disabled person on the beach at Punta Marina Terme (Ravenna)
The wooden cross by the seaA beach for the severely disabled, born from the story of Dario, who died of ALS, and his wife Debora
Vincent Van Gogh, 'The Good Samaritan', 1890 (detail)
Accompanying life, alwaysA journey through the Letter 'Samaritanus bonus’ on the care of people in the critical and terminal phases of their life
Pancho and Alexander
Ecuador: "We are made for great things"Drugs, violence, the economic crisis. And hope. Three stories from the South American country
Easter 2024. The videoposter
Giussani: "The real protagonist of history is the beggar" (1998)
Christmas 2023. The Communion and Liberation poster
The Religious Sense - presentation in Milan (05.02.2023)
Giussani: "What is life? It is to be loved"
Pope Francis' audience with CL
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