Towards the Audience: on pilgrimage to St. Peter's

The letter from Davide Prosperi, president of the CL Fraternity, ahead of the meeting with Pope Francis in Rome on October 15/
Gus Powell (New York, 1974). He is a lecturer for the Master of Photography program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two daughters (©Archive Meeting)

Gus Powell: "I’m still on the journey"

The New York-based photographer, the author of the images shown at the Meeting's "Family Car Trouble" exhibition, recounts his encounter with people in Rimini. Translated from the September issue of Tracce.

I met Gus Powell in 2019 thanks to his book, Family Car Trouble. Three years later, I have curated the exhibition based on that volume for the Rimini Meeting. He was at the Meeting for a week, first setting up the exhibition and then giving tours. He says...

Víctor Pérez-Díaz, a sociologist at Harvard University and Complutense University in Madrid, at the presentation of Fr. Giussani's biography in Madrid.

Giussani and Leopardi: Beacons in the fog

He is one of the great scholars of our society, a place under construction whose questions are still wide-open. And where there is still an "impulse to reach the sublime", which he recognizes in two men. A conversation with Víctor Pérez-Díaz.

Víctor Pérez-Díaz, perhaps the most renowned sociologist in Spain, assures in his latest essay, Faros en la niebla (Lighthouses in the Fog), that secularization can be an occasion for religious experience. He adds that, at this time, "the sense of drama i...

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A Life Lived to the Full: a Tender Passion for the Person

A series of testimonies from speakers across the world organised by the community of Communion and Liberation in Ireland on who Fr. Giussani was and how his charism is still relevant today.

In this centenary year of the birth of Fr. Luigi Giussani (1922 – 2005), the Catholic community of Communion and Liberation in Ireland warmly invites you to a series of talks with the theme ‘A Life Lived to the Full – A Tender Passion for the Person’. ...

The Pope in Nur-sultan for mass (©Ansa/Alessandro Di Meo)
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Kazakhstan: "Look, the Master is here and he is calling you"

About 100 friends of the movement from all over the country and beyond gathered together in Nur-sultan for Pope Francis' visit. Here are the accounts of those who were there, and of those who were able to meet him in person.
Aset with his friends from Kazakhstan

The Pope in Kazakhstan: the story of Aset

Aset is a butcher from Almaty of Muslim origin, who met CL a few years ago... He too was among those waiting for Pope Francis in Nur-Sultan. Here is his testimony...

Translated from the original Italian published on vaticannews Aset is a 41-year-old butcher from Almaty, who comes from a Muslim family. At the age of 15, he established a "beautiful friendship" with some missionary fathers linked to the movement of Co...

Messages for the death of Queen Elizabeth II

The telegram sent by Pope Francis to King Charles III on the death of Elizabeth II, and the homily of Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Windsor, at the Queen's requiem mass at Westminster Cathedral on Sunday 11 September 2022.
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International assembly: Notes from the introduction

Notes from Davide Prosperi’s introduction to the International Assembly of Leaders of Communion and Liberation (La Thuile, August 26, 2022).
Fr. Quique on the day of his profession of faith
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"Embraced by the mercy of another"

Davide Prosperi's message to Fr. Sergio Massalongo and the Cascinazza monastic community on the death of Fr. Enrique Bicand (Quique).

Dearest Father Sergio, dear friends of the Cascinazza monastery, Together with the entire movement of Communion and Liberation, I am deeply moved by your deep sorrow at the sudden loss of our friend, Fr. Quique. His total yes to Jesus Christ in the vo...

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"Mary arose and went with haste”

Pope Francis' message for the XXXVII World Youth Day, to be celebrated both locally on November 20, 2022, and internationally in Lisbon, Portugal, August 1-6, 2023.

Dear Young People! The theme of the Panama World Youth Day was, “I am the servant of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word” (Lk 1:38). After that event, we resumed our journey towards a new destination – Lisbon 2023 – with hearts afire ...

The lighthouse on the island of Texel, The Netherlands (©Unsplash/Marieke Koenders)

"Here and now, on the beach in Texel”

Hikes, bicycle rides, dialogues and meetings. "A continuous crescendo of gratitude." An account of the summer vacation of the Dutch community, where "time was not even wasted at breakfast.”

We are three friends from the movement in Antwerp. After Easter, one of them, whom we were getting to know better, decided to return to his home country. Working from home and the social distancing imposed by the pandemic had made it difficult to see each...

The June 20, 2022 conference at the Pontifical Lateran University
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"Movements and new communities", formation on charisms

The contribution of the President of the fraternity of CL at the theological conference held June 20th at the Pontifical Lateran University, which helps to “look more deeply at what co-essentiality between charism and institution means.”

Responding to Cardinal Kevin Farrell’s invitation to engage in appropriate formation work on the theme of the charisms in the Church, I think it could be useful to share with you, while we wait for the official acts, the video of the theological conferenc...

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Giussani: The exhibition in English and other features

The virtual exhibition created for the Giussani's centenary of the birth of CL's is now also available in English for Windows and Mac PCs. All the information and instructions for the guided tour can be found on the website.
Fr. Luigi Giussani
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War and Mercy

Although the scenario is different, we re-propose the words of Fr. Giussani on the war in Iraq (Corriere della sera, April 8, 2003), as a contribution to the judgment on the current situation in Ukraine.

Dear Editor, In the bursting of bombs and the burning of cities, what brings back the truth of things to my eyes is the thought of Jesus’ death. I am not able to explain it to myself except by saying this: following Christ who goes to His death on the ...

A woman fleeing at the border of Medyka (Photo: Attila Husejnow/Sipa USA/Mondadori Portfolio).
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CL with the Pope: No to the war in Ukraine

The statement released by the movement regarding the conflict. "We are with all those who are working to stop the horror of this war. But how fragile is the desire for peace if it does not become a task, a daily responsibility."