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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“Something I had never seen before”Fr. Mauro-Giuseppe Lepori shares his encounter with the Movement at the age of seventeen, what has happened since then, and the gazes that have fostered his growth.
Madre Geltrude Arioli
“That harmony with St. Benedict"Clausura in 1962 and the GS Raggios that Fr. Giussani held in the monastery on Via Bellotti in Milan. Mother Geltrude Arioli speaks of the encounter that marked her and her sisters' history and vocation.
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.

Cardinal Manuel José Macario do Nascimento Clemente
Church"He proposed the essential of Christianity, Christ”The homily of Cardinal Manuel Clemente, Patriarch of Lisbon, during mass for Fr. Giussani’s anniversary. Santa Maria de Belém, Lisbon, February 22, 2022.

I associate myself with conviction and pleasure to the memory of Monsignor Luigi Giussani, on the seventeenth anniversary of his death and the fortieth anniversary of the pontifical recognition of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation. The celebrati...

Monsignor Pierbattista Pizzaballa
Church"His intuition: to bring Christ back to the center of human experience”The homily of Monsignor Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, during mass for the centenary of Fr. Giussani. Church of St. Catherine, Bethlehem, March 11.

Dear brothers and sisters, may the Lord give you peace! This celebration of ours is among a number of Holy Masses celebrated throughout the world on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the pontifical recognition of the Fraternity of Communion and Libe...

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.