"You Only See What You Admire"

Notes from Beginning of the Year Day for adults and university students of Communion and Liberation, which was held in video link on September 26, 2020.

Education: A new cultural model

Pope Francis' video message for the meeting on the "Global Pact for Education". Seven commitments for a global approach, founded upon the Church's Social Doctrine.
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A Narrow Path?

Maria's children asked her and her husband to remain in strict isolation until the pandemic is over or there is a vaccine. The unexpected outcome.

When this pandemic is over and life goes back to normal, I think I am going to look back on these months as some of the most valuable of my life. In strictly living the circumstances given to me by the pandemic, I have received great generosity; I have al...

Fr. Alberto Caccaro with teachers and students

Cambodia: The educational pact? It is the human who asks for it

Fr. Caccaro is a PIME missionary. In reading Pope Francis’ message for the Global Compact for Education, he recognized many factors of his own adventure, which began by translating Fr. Giussani’s book.
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I Want to Be Happy Now

Having just learned of her father's cancer, Silvia meets with friends and discovers the freedom to tell Christ exactly what she wants.

On July 31, I was told that my dad has cancer. It is very hard for me to stay in front of his illness because my parents live alone in Italy, and the pandemic has made travel much more complicated. What has been clear to me since the beginning is my need ...


Venezuela: Those eyes you cannot forget

During the period of confinement, Carlos began to participate in charitable work in his parish. There he meets gazes and stories that intercept his need to be loved, and which set his "I" in motion.

At the beginning of confinement, I realized that I thought that life had been put on hold because I had been deprived of all the activities I did. Then I saw that my "I" is being provoked more than before. Near where I live, there is a parish which organi...

Baku, Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan: The miracle of our beginning

As the war continues, communication with foreign countries have cut off and schools have closed because of Covid, the CL community in Baku gathered for the Beginning of the Year Day.

At the end of the Beginning of the Year Day in Baku, Bishop Vladimír Fekete concluded his short speech with a phrase by Albert Einstein: "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though that everyth...

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Notes from the GS Beginning of the Year Day

On October 10 2020, the Student Youth (Gioventù Studentesca) Beginning Day took place via video link in Italy and abroad, with Julián Carrón and Francesco Barberis.