Eurasia. The assembly with Carrón

Notes from the assembly of CL communities in Eurasia with Fr. Carrón, a “long-distance dialogue” catalyzed by the challenge posed by Rosa Montero in El País. What makes the here and now a beginning and not the end? From July/August 'Traces'.
Summer Traces

"The courage to live the present"

"From the time you wake up in the morning, you have to have some explanation for your being here, for your life, for your ex- istence–today, here and now." (Julián Carrón)
Current Events

Meeting 2021: in search of a master

Just a few weeks left to the opening of the 42nd edition of the Rimini event, but it is not too early for a taste of what is to come. A brief look at what ‘shows’ are in this year’s program.

Days spent at home, loved ones mourned from a distance, friendships cultivated online, jobs lost or done in slippers. “Hidden" experiences that have become common to us all, as only happens during great events in history. At the dawn of the First World Wa...

Boston (Photo: Daniela De Gol/Unsplash)
Letters

God's caress in these moments

Faced with her husband's leukemia, Valentina finds herself on her knees, drawn into a dialogue in which everything is illuminated.

Last week we celebrated our ten year wedding anniversary here in Boston where we have been living for a few years now. During mass, Fr. Luis spoke these words, which I felt were very true: “You are faithful to one another, but in the first place it is God...

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Current Events

The Pope’s embrace of the elderly who "carry the cross"

The First World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, scheduled for Sunday, July 25, promoted by the Holy Father and the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life.

"We have seen what happened with the elderly in certain places in our world as a result of the coronavirus. They did not have to die that way." These are the Pope’s words, in Fratelli tutti, to all the elderly, often left alone. These were circumstances t...

Games by the lake (Photo: A. De Simoni)
Letters

Little Tommaso’s first vacation

A hundred friends from the CL communities in the South East spent a few days together on the shores of a lake in Georgia. Enrico speaks about the testimonies, the games, the walks… and the baptism of their new arrival.

Sautee Mountain Retreat is located in the mountains of Georgia, in the southernmost part of the Appalachian Mountains. We found ourselves there in late June for the summer vacation of the CL communities of the Southeast and Florida – from Knoxville, Tenne...

Current Events

Christ present in the passing instant

Friends of the movement in Brazil have put together a collection of conversations with Fr. Pigi Benareggi over the years.
Here and below are some images from the documentary "Unguarded" (© Indee.tv-Camino NYC)

USA: Apac, unimaginable but possible

The premiere of a documentary on the APAC prison method established in Brazil in the 1970s. The screening in a Louisiana prison has opened a tour throughout America. This is how the idea arose and what it is generating.
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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 ...

Current Events

Is There Hope? The fascination of the discovery

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

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.” (Fr. Giussani)