100 Luigi Giussani
“Christ is the life of my life”

October 15, 2022 marks the Centenary of the birth of the Servant of God Fr. Luigi Giussani. This year offers the opportunity to deepen and learn more about his story and the newness it continues to bring today to the lives of many and to the service of the Church.

Here you can find the main events and initiatives, including interviews, stories, videos: people or facts that speak of him and of the people generated by his experience. For information and proposals contact Centenary

Testimonies

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Margaret and Mauro
Dublin: The seed of a storyThe encounter with Fr. Giussani, marriage, their yes to mission. "By always remaining attached to this story, things began to happen…. The testimony of Margaret and Mauro Biondi.
The boundless embrace of the Mystery Fr. Giussani's bond with the Buddhist monks of Mount Koya. Saito Wakako recounts how she was born and raised: Fr. Ricci, the Cascinazza, the Rimini Meeting. And the tragedy of the tsunami. A friendship that is the sign of authentic religiosity.
“How will it be to be touched by Being!one Echarri is the physical therapist who worked with Fr. Giussani during his illness. We offer here an extract from her testimony at the International Days dedicated to the founder of CL.
Kerrie with her children
"Grateful, even for my weakness"From Ireland to Korea to rediscover the faith she had abandoned over the years. Kerrie recounts her story and her dramas, and about that "door" that opened in her encounter with Fr. Giussani and the movement.

Initiatives

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AnniversaryMasses in Italy and around the world

Celebrations for the centennial of Fr. Giussani's birth and the fortieth anniversary of the pontifical recognition of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation.

The CL community in Lisbon organized a concert to celebrate Fr. Giussani's centenary. From Beethoven’s notes, to Russian songs, to Fado and Claudio Chieffo.

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 2012, the Archbishop of Milan accepted the petition to open the cause for the beatification and canonization of Fr. Giussani. Here is the text of the private intercession, cemetery hours and other information.