Letters - 2024

Photo: Unsplash/Bernd Dittrich

To not get used to the bombs


A teacher, a student “wounded” by the war in Ukraine, and an Oscar-winning film that is like a “punch in the stomach,” but also an invitation to rediscover the Pope's call for peace.

With the children of the João Paulo II Educational Centre in Salvador de Bahia

Brazil: “The hug that reaches your marrow”


A trip to Salvador de Bahia, after listening to the testimony of Paola Cigarini who has been working among the favelados for years. "To understand where the gaze I saw in her comes from."

Cologne (Photo: Unsplash/Leonard Muller)

"What I saw at the Rhein Meeting"


Two days in Cologne for the event organised by CL. This year's title: "Why are we not enough for ourselves?". Luca speaks of the faces of friends who came from all over Germany, and the amazement "for what the memory of Christ gives us."

Monsignor Camisasca with a group of Taiwanese young people

Taipei: "A friend in our home"


The presentation of his book at the Fujen University, the Mass for Fr. Giussani, the School of Community with young workers…Monsignor Massimo Camisasca's visit to Taiwan.

The CL holiday in Las Trancas (Chile)

Chile: "That gift that we are already living"


The CL community vacation at the foot of the Chillán volcano: hikes, testimonies, and listening to Russian and local songs. With the evidence "of a Presence that is already happening in our lives.”

(Photo: Unsplash/Bethany Zwag)

Caterina and that 'yes' to say in every moment


The news of pregnancy, the joy and gratitude. Then, the diagnosis of a disease that would not allow the baby to survive. "I was overwhelmed by pain and anger," says the mother. Until an encounter...

Jone and Carras

"A sweet Companionship"


Jone Echarri's letter to friends of the movement after the death of her husband Carras: “I am serene and confident. I ask you to continue to accompany me."

The Tokyo skyline (Photo: Freemann Zhou/Unplash)

Japan: "No longer luck or misfortune"


Marco has been living away from Italy for eight years. A job with many uncertainties and tight deadlines, which put his health and family balance at risk. Despite feeling 'at home' in his new CL community, something was not right. A testimony from Tokyo