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Benedict XVI during a vacation in the Alps (©Eric Vandeville/akg-images/Mondadori Portfolio)

"The Feeling of Things, the Contemplation of Beauty"

CultureJoseph Ratzinger

"True knowledge is being struck by the dart of beauty that wounds man, being touched by reality." From the Traces archive, " we republish the speech of the then Cardinal Ratzinger at the 2002 Rimini Meeting.

Joseph Ratzinger (Photo: Catholic Press Photo)

The childlike giant

ChurchDavide Prosperi

The message of Davide Prosperi, president of the Fraternity of CL, to the entire movement on the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

Benedict XVI on the opening day of the Year of Faith, October 11, 2012 (Catholic Press Photo)

Benedict XVI: "My spiritual testament"

ChurchBenedetto XVI

"Jesus Christ is truly the Way, the Truth, and the Life - and the Church, in all her shortcomings, is truly His Body." The words of the Pope Emeritus released by the Holy See.

Benedetto XVI (Photo: Ansa/Osservatore Romano)

Benedict XVI: "A true giant of faith"

ChurchDavide Prosperi

"He was an authentic father of the Church and also a devoted father of every man and woman of this age. Even in sorrow, we are immensely grateful to God for having given us a friend and a guide on our path like him." Davide Prosperi's statement

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)