Vacations, the time of freedom

“Anticipation of vacation is evidence of the will to live; for just this reason it must not be ‘vacation’ from oneself. Then summer will not be an interruption or a postponement of taking life seriously.” (June 5, 1964)
The excursion to Lake Kaunas
Letters

"More at home than among our families"

The Lithuanian CL community's three-day vacation. In a time of fatigue for all, an experience of unity, charity and gladness, and the surprise of being "loved and loving before the Presence that brought us together."

In mid-July, I went to Lithuania to visit our friends from the community. I went to Vilnius together with Giuseppe, Giorgio and Marco. As soon as we arrived we realized, through what our friend Darius was telling us, how dramatic the situation in Lithuani...

The exhibition on 'Why the Church' in Taipei
Current Events

Taipei: We are the Church

Raphaella Wang, Jen-Chuan, Lucy, Rebecca Tsai and Kun-Li. Some "portraits" from the CL community in Taiwan that are included in the exhibition for the presentation of the Chinese edition of Why the Church.

For the launch of the Chinese edition of Why the Church in Taiwan, missionaries from the Fraternity of St. Charles Borromeo asked several people from their parish and community to recount what the Church is for them and how it changes their lives. Along w...

Fr Giussani with Pope John Paul II (© Fraternità di CL)
Encounters

“How will it be to be touched by Being!

Jone Echarri is the physical therapist who worked with Fr. Giussani during his illness. We offer here an extract from her testimony at the International Days dedicated to the founder of CL (Madrid, March 31–April 2, 2022). From August Traces.

Luigi Giussani is a man who was surprised, seduced, and captured forever by the event of Christ. This encounter dominated his whole life and was the reason for his entire existence: to live and bear witness to the beauty that had called him and which he h...

Current Events

Towards the Meeting: what's new and how to get involved

The topics, the faces, the App to book exhibitions and meeting, the pavilion for kids and sports... A month to go until the Rimini event, we take stock of the new edition with the director, Emmanuele Forlani.

There is less than a month to go and in Rimini friends, volunteers, professionals, young and old, are all abuzz preparing for the Meeting, the first edition that will be completely open to the public after the pandemic. What to expect from this edition? W...

Luca, a teacher in Gainesville, Florida
US, UK and More

Florida: The facts before our eyes

Luca has been teaching in the United States for seven years. He recounts his life in recent times and his relationships with friends. It is an everyday life in which "Jesus happens, and He asks me to follow Him."

I am a teacher in a high school, have lived in Gainesville since 2015, and I am from the Memores Domini. By following the movement, I am experiencing a love that only a few years ago I would never have believed possible. A love for my students, colleagues...

Davide Prosperi
Current Events

A surge of life

A preview of the interview with Davide Prosperi in Città Nuova. The full text will appear shortly.
Fr. Giussani at the Rimini Meeting in 1985 (Photo: Archivio Meeting)
Current Events

Towards the Meeting: God needs men

"Christianity was not born to found a religion; it was born as a passion for man." Fr. Giussani's speech at the 1985 Rimini Meeting, from which the title of the 2022 edition is taken: "A passion for man."
The June 20, 2022 conference at the Pontifical Lateran University
Current Events

"Movements and new communities", formation on charisms

The contribution of the President of the fraternity of CL at the theological conference held June 20th at the Pontifical Lateran University, which helps to “look more deeply at what co-essentiality between charism and institution means.”

Responding to Cardinal Kevin Farrell’s invitation to engage in appropriate formation work on the theme of the charisms in the Church, I think it could be useful to share with you, while we wait for the official acts, the video of the theological conferenc...

Current Events

Giussani: The exhibition in English and other features

The virtual exhibition created for the Giussani's centenary of the birth of CL's is now also available in English for Windows and Mac PCs. All the information and instructions for the guided tour can be found on the website.
Fr. Luigi Giussani
Current Events

War and Mercy

Although the scenario is different, we re-propose the words of Fr. Giussani on the war in Iraq (Corriere della sera, April 8, 2003), as a contribution to the judgment on the current situation in Ukraine.

Dear Editor, In the bursting of bombs and the burning of cities, what brings back the truth of things to my eyes is the thought of Jesus’ death. I am not able to explain it to myself except by saying this: following Christ who goes to His death on the ...

A woman fleeing at the border of Medyka (Photo: Attila Husejnow/Sipa USA/Mondadori Portfolio).
Current Events

CL with the Pope: No to the war in Ukraine

The statement released by the movement regarding the conflict. "We are with all those who are working to stop the horror of this war. But how fragile is the desire for peace if it does not become a task, a daily responsibility."