Giussani and I. Confessions of a headteacher

Sixteen years since the death of Fr. Giussani, the story of Hans van Mourik Broekman who "met" Giussani last year, which made him reconsider his way of working and living his faith. From the February issue of Traces.
Fr. Giussani

Anniversary masses

Sixteen years since the death of Fr. Giussani, we offer prayerful intentions for masses taking place in Italy and around the world.
Brother Elio Croce (Photo: Mauro Fermariello)
World

Uganda: How Brother Elio responded

In the midst of feuds and massacres, Brother Elio Croce unified a people simply by serving them. These are the stories of his life through the eyes of those who knew him. From February Traces.
Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis in Cuba on February 12 2016
Church

Ecumenism: Fraternity that is already present

Five years since the historic meeting in Cuba between Pope Francis and the Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill. A historic event which was the topic of a roundtable discussion organised by the Library of the Spirit of Moscow.

Five years after the historic meeting that took place at Havana airport between Pope Francis and the Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill on February 12, 2016, can we talk about the fruits generated by that gesture and by the "Joint Declaration" that both si...

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Letters

"That girl’s big heart"

"Thrown" from her high school teaching job to middle school and support teaching. A huge struggle, so much so that she was even angry at God. A teacher recounts what then changed everything.

"I am only a support teacher because of the government," is what I used to say, almost as if to justify myself. In 2015, a legislative measure flung me, without warning, from high school, where I had taught Italian and Latin for eleven years, to middle sc...

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Letters

"Good morning Prof, what time are you going to mass?”

Tiring months of teaching, yet very rich, where you see the humanity of young people flourish. Like that of a boy who talks about his grandmother and his faith, or that of the student who recommends a film about Chiara Lubich...
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Letters

Teachers and students. A single path

It is possible to bet everything on each of our hearts, as was said during the meeting on January 30. What happens when a student struggling with online learning is asked the big question about the meaning of life?

The meeting on education on January 30 amazed me by virtue of the boldness and confidence Fr. Carrón has in each of our hearts. It made me think about what happened to me with one of my students. At the beginning of the year, I met this particularly r...

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Current Events

Growing and helping others grow during a pandemic

A CL public event on "Education: Communicating one’s self". January 30, live on YouTube, a dialogue with Julián Carrón on the questions provoked by the situation of education, which concerns us all.

On the initiative of some teachers from Communion and Liberation, on Saturday, January 30 at 9 p.m (CET) there will be an online public meeting entitled: "Education: Communicating one’s self. Growing and helping others grow during a pandemic.” It will be ...