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Father Paolo Sottopietra. Photo by Leonora Giovanazzi

Fraternity of St. Charles: Superior General Confirmed

The Missionaries of Saint Charles have re-elected Fr. Paolo Sottopietra as theur superior general. Also nominated were Fr. Emanuele Silanos as vicar, and Fr. Andrea D’Auria and Fr. Stefano Tenti as advisors.
Jean Vanier (left) and Luigi Giussani in 1998.

Jean Vanier: He Converted Hearts, One by One

We publish the obituary text signed by Fr. Julián Carrón on behalf of Communion and Liberation on the occasion of the passing of Jean Vanier alongside a video interview by Vanier for the 2015 New York Encounter.

Fr. Julián Carrón and all of Communion and Liberation gather in condolences with the L’Arche community on the occasion of the heavenly birth of JEAN VANIER We all remember him smiling, sitting beside his dear friend Fr. Giussani in Saint Peter’s Squ...


Christ and His Church

Starting from an excerpt from "Morality: Memory and Desire," Matteo reflects on his relationship with his clients and what allows him to truly engage with them.

I was struck by the following excerpt from Morality: Memory & Desire. "Christ and the Church are the deep inspiration that even touches the structure of my actions, of everything I do. And so, the encounter is an "event" that stretches to influence...


Friends in Tijuana

"I thought I would go to Tijuana to help the poor by cooking dinner. Instead, I was invited to become poor, through an openness of heart and poverty of spirit that was so attractive."

We spent a day in Tijuana, the small town across the San Diego, California, border into Mexico. We went there to prepare dinner for about two-hundred men, a few with young sons, who have been either deported from California to Mexico or unsuccessfully att...