#100Testimonies

Cardinal Matteo Zuppi (© Catholic press Photo)

Zuppi: “The charism, an open window"

ChurchPaola Bergamini

“The search for truth within experience, without wanting to defend anything. For him, every encounter was a discovery.” In the April Tracce, the Archbishop of Bologna recounts what impressed him the first time he saw Fr. Giussani.

Michael Waldstein

Michael Waldstein: "Giussani, a living man”

EncountersLuca Fiore

From his doctoral thesis on Von Balthasar to his encounter with the CL community. In the March issue of Tracce, the Austrian biblical scholar tells us how he has "studied Christianity a lot, but the criterion for understanding it is life."

Switzerland 1971, Fr. Giussani at the table with Hans Urs von Balthasar and Angelo Scola (© Fraternità CL)
Rosetta Brambilla (© Obras Educativas Padre Giussani)

Belo Horizonte: A name and a story

Letters

In the heart of Brazil since 1967, Rosetta Brambilla retraces what has happened since those first years of mission: the preschools, the educational centers, working with families…works that "would not exist if I had not met Fr. Giussani".

Milan Cathedral, February 24, 2005. The then Cardinal Ratzinger during the homily (Photo: Fraternità CL/Roberto Masi)

In love with Christ. In an encounter, the road

ChurchJoseph Ratzinger

We asked Benedict XVI for a memory of Fr. Giussani. The Pope emeritus suggested that we republish his homily given at Fr. Giussani's funeral, as the best memory and the most authoritative testimony that he can give.

The crowd in the piazza of the Milan Cathedral. The funeral was attended by about 30 thousand people (Photo: Fraternità CL)
Liara Lima

Brazil: "I had been waiting for him forever"

WorldDavide Perillo

Liara, social worker in Manaus, in the heart of the Amazon, recounts her encounter with Fr. Giussani in 2010, watching a DVD that some friends had lent her. And that soon became "a path."

Fr. Alberto Caccaro with Sagn in 2008

Cambodia: With Giussani on the Mekong

WorldAnna Leonardi

A missionary in Cambodia for over twenty years, Fr. Alberto Caccaro describes the revolution that began within him as he traveled from village to village and recounts why he decided to translate The Risk of Education into Khmer.

The students of Pka Doung middle-school