Is There Hope? The fascination of the discovery

The third chapter of the book that gathers the contents of the Spiritual Exercises of CL.
Summer 2021

Vacations: The Time of Freedom

“Anticipation of vacation is evidence of the will to live; for just this reason it must not be ‘vacation’ from oneself. Then summer will not be an interruption or a postponement of taking life seriously.” (Luigi Giussani)
Brussels, Grand Place (Photo: Unsplash/Alex Vasey)
Letters

Belgium: "My hope, within the yes of a friend”

Work and the pandemic, the provocation of the Fraternity Exercises, open questions. Until realising, faced with the friendship between Eleonora and a Flemish couple, "what can rekindle my heart."

I work for a company that produces oxygen for hospitals. During the pandemic I continued going to work in person and thus did not share the difficulties that several friends were experiencing because of the lockdown. The introduction to the Fraternity Exe...

The Pope in Hiroshima
Current Events

"No to nuclear weapons"

The Fraternity of CL joins the appeal to the Italian Government and Parliament for Italy to sign the "Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons", as repeatedly requested by the Pope. Here is the document and the list of signatories.

Italy ratifies the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons On January 22 2021, at the end of the 90-day period following its 50th ratification, the "Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons" became legally binding for all countries that s...

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Current Events

Today, here, now

The provocation of a well-known Spanish journalist. She sees the crowds return to the streets at night, the burning desire to possess life. But how many go to bed happy? Why do we not learn from what happens? (from El País, May 23 2021).

As I live in a central district of Madrid, I was able to witness, from my home, the celebrations for the country’s exit from the state of emergency – the roar of the wave of crowds that poured through the streets and their insatiable hunger for happiness....

Marcel Uwineza
Encounters

Rwanda: inexplicable freedom

At 14, he lost his parents and siblings in the genocide. Fr. Marcel Uwineza found himself face to face with the man who killed them, who asked to be forgiven. "I stopped being a prisoner.”

He lost his father, mother, two brothers and a sister. All victims of genocide in Rwanda. Marcel Uwineza at that time, in 1994, was 14 years old. And he remembers everything very clearly. They had not been killed by foreigners, but by people from his vill...

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Church

Carrón's letter to Cardinal Farrell

The letter sent by Fr. Julián Carrón, President of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, to Card. Kevin Farrell, Prefect of the Dicastry for the Laity, Family and Life.

Your Eminence, In response to the letter with which you intended to provide me with an advance copy of the text of the general Decree regarding the exercise of governance within international associations of the faithful, I wish to assure you that the ...

Amid the spires of Milan Cathedral (Photo: Unsplash/Christoph Schulz)
Letters

"Not my doing, but my waiting”

On top of Milan Cathedral at the end of 'a wonderful school year'. A teacher describes her amazement at her class accepting a slightly different proposal for the last day of school.

The end of school for my third grade class at the technical institute where I teach has brought with it some great surprises. This year, while studying Dante's Inferno, my students were fascinated by Ulysses. For this reason, on the recommendation of a fr...

Current Events

Fr. Giussani, Towards the centenary

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