"You are not lacking in any spiritual gift"

The text of the Beginning Day of the Adults and University Students of Communion and Liberation. By video link, September 25, 2021.
October Traces

"You are not lacking any spiritual gift"

Read the editorial of the October issue of Traces.
Sandra Sabattini (Riccione, August 19 1961 - Bologna, May 2, 1984)

Sandra's secret

"If I did not know You, not even my breath would have any meaning.” Sandra Sabattini, the girl from Rimini and friend of Fr. Oreste Benzi, will be beatified on 24th October. There was nothing “heroic” about her 23 years of life if not a great love.

"Christian life, therefore holiness, is taking Baptism seriously". These words of Blessed Ildefonso Schuster, Cardinal Archbishop of Milan, describe better than anything else the short life of Sandra Sabattini, who will be proclaimed Blessed on Sunday, Oc...

Luigi Amicone
Current Events

Carrón: His words on the death of Amicone

Luigi Amicone, journalist, writer, a great friend of Fr. Giussani, has passed away. We publish the letter that Julián Carrón has sent to his family.

Dearest Annalena, Francesco, Lucilla, Gloria, Clara, Teresa and Giovanni, I embrace you with all my heart and together with me, the entire Movement. Right after Giorgio told me the news of Luigino’s death, I went to re-read the pages of a dialogue he h...

(Photo: Helena Lopes/Unsplash)
Current Events

An incessant desire for the impossible

The GS Beginning Day as recounted by an ex-GS student. “I looked at the young people sitting in front of me. Then, like now, in a room full of faces and random stories, Someone happens to be present.”

After the embraces and greetings of those who had not seen each other for more than a year, the hundred or so young people from different cities in the Veneto region, who had come to Padua for the GS Beginning Day, slowly took their seats in the hall. The...

Pier Alberto Bertazzi
Current Events

Bertazzi: Carrón's homily at his funeral

The words of the President of the Fraternity of CL at the funeral of Pier Alberto, one of Fr. Giussani's greatest friends, who died on 15 September.

“Do not let your hearts be troubled,” Jesus told His disciples and repeats to each of us today. But howncould the disciples not have been troubled, thinking of what was about to happen? What reason did Jesus give them? What reason does Jesus give us now? ...


A single gaze of gratuitousness

The unexpected adventure of “The Tree of Tales” exhibition at the Rimini Meeting as described by those involved. This is what happened during the days of our exhibition, and what is still happening now…

“I believe that, so as not to lose our bearings, we need to make our own the truth contained in good stories […] we need a human story that can speak of ourselves and of the beauty all around us. A narrative that can tell us that we are part of a living a...

Current Events

Towards the centenary

2022 will mark the anniversary of the birth of the founder of CL. Here is how you can contribute.