The Pope in Iraq: "We, living stones among destroyed churches”

From March 5-8, Pope Francis will visit Iraq to dialogue with the Muslim world and meet the victims of war. This is how Christians in Iraq are awaiting his arrival.
March Traces

"Generation Covid"

“In a society like this, you cannot create something new if not with a life." (Luigi Giussani) The March issue of Traces is out now.
Giovanni Francesco Romanelli, "St. John and St. Peter at Christ's Tomb" (detail), 1640. © Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Current Events

Easter 2021: The videoposter

This year, Fr. Giussani's words are accompanied by a seventeenth-century work by Giovanni Francesco Romanelli of the apostles John and Peter in front of the empty tomb.
Archbishop Christophe Pierre at New York Encounter 2020
Current Events

Pierre: "Obedience rooted in love of Christ"

The homily of Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, during mass to commemorate the sixteenth anniversary of Fr. Giussani's death, celebrated in Washington D.C.

My Dear Friends in Christ, As the Apostolic Nuncio, I am pleased to be with you and to express the spiritual closeness and heartfelt greetings of His Holiness Pope Francis as we gather for this Mass in commemoration of the sixteenth anniversary of the...

Photo: Unsplash/Maria Thalassinou
Letters

Colombia: "Have you ever thought about working for Nasa?"

A year of teaching in Bogotá, distance learning and effort. But Maria Laura recounts how "every week something happens that moves me".

I have been teaching Mathematics and Physics in an Italian school in Bogotá for twelve years, ever since I arrived as soon as I got married. From this year I have changed school, still Italian, but much larger and older. It is as if I have moved from a pu...

Julián Carrón greeting Archbishop Mario Delpini at the end of mass (Photo: Pino Franchino)
Current Events

Fr. Giussani’s anniversary, the words of Delpini and Carrón

The Archbishop of Milan’s homily in Milan Cathedral for the sixteenth anniversary of Fr. Giussani’s death, and Fr. Carrón’s greeting.

1. Not a possession, but a promise. To people who have stopped, God says: go forth! To those who cling to what they possess in order to overcome their fears and uncertainties, God says: trust! To those who find boundaries reassuring to make themselves in...

Rosetta Brambilla in the favela (da amicidirosetta.org)
Encounters

The flood and Rosetta’s hope

For days she has been rebuilding one of the educational works set up thanks to her in Brazil, which was devastated by the mud. Today she recounts what she is experiencing: "A great opportunity to touch the Lord with my own hands".
Fr. Giussani

Anniversary masses

Sixteen years since the death of Fr. Giussani, and thirty-nine years since the Papal recognition of the Fraternity of CL, we offer prayerful intentions for masses taking place in Italy and around the world.