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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"He knows what is in the heart"Rita Simmonds lives in New York City. She met the movement and Fr. Giussani in the late 1980s, and "because of him I became a poet."
Joep (a the left) and Fr. Ralph
US, UK and MoreUnited States: "An embrace of life that excluded nothing"A priest in Tampa, Florida, Fr. Ralph recounts his encounter with the movement and with Fr. Giussani during his time as a seminarian, without whom "I would not be myself."

In a conversation with a group of Memores Domini in 1991, Fr. Giussani said: “…the word ‘authority’ could have as its synonym the word ‘paternity,’ meaning generativity, generation, the communication of a genus, communicating a living family tree. That li...

"A passion for my destiny"Amy Hickl is a high school teacher in Los Angeles. "Fr. Giussani not only helps me understand what is happening, he actually gives me a path to walk."
Armenia: Mission and the stars"I was looking for a friendship that would help me live my faith.” From her years at university to her vocation. The story of Sister Benedetta, head of Mother Teresa of Calcutta's Missionaries of Charity in Spitak.

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.