Letters - 2023 - Page 2

The Via Crucis at Auschwitz

At the Golgotha of Auschwitz for peace


A Via Crucis in the symbolic place of the Holocaust to respond to Pope Francis’ appeal for peace. Anna from Krakow, who had not dared to visit the concentration camp for a long time, recounts the event.

The Fraternity Exercises in Rimini (Photo: Roberto Masi/Fraternity of CL)

Fraternity: "Why are we still here?"


The expectancy, attention and emotion upon return. Four testimonies from the Spiritual Exercises of the Fraternity of CL, preached by Fr. Mauro Giuseppe Lepori.

The Stations of the Cross during the GS Triduum (Photo: Marco Previdi)

The impact of something big


From April 6 to 8, more than 3,500 GS Students participated in the Easter Triduum preached by Fr. Fabio Colombo in Rimini. Here are letters from some of them.

Sergio Mattarella visiting the Saint Kizito Vti school (Photo: Ansa)

Kenya: Joy and the president


During his visit to the African country, the Italian President Matterella also stopped at the Saint Kizito Vti vocational school set up by AVSI and fruit of Fr. Giussani's educational passion.

The meeting dedicated to Fr. Giussani in Tunis

"Recounting" Fr. Giussani in Tunis


A classical music concert, a dialogue with Fr. Ambrogio Pisoni and the exhibition "From My Life to Yours." The North African city's cathedral hosted Christians and Muslims to learn more about Fr. Giussani.

The exhibition on Fr. Giussani set up in the cloister of the St. Severin convent in Paris

Paris: The sign that an answer exists


The French community also celebrated the centenary of Fr. Giussani's birth in the capital. Among meetings and testimonies, a chance to "verify deeply the truth of our experience".

The weekend in Xanten

Cards on the table


A weekend in Xanten, northern Germany, to face life’s questions. They talked about a preference "that restores sleep," and "life as vocation." Bernardo’s letter from Cologne

Matteo in Chicago

Chicago: "A chance to risk my whole self"


A study program took Matteo to America for a few months with some classmates. Meeting the local CL community, daily life, and a friendship that day by day became more interesting.

The monument to Giussani in Mutuati (Kenya)

Kenya: "A new horizon in my life"


Cyprian, a teacher nearing retirement, recounts his encounter with Fr. Giussani more than 30 years ago. And all that came out of it, right down to a monument in his village north of Nairobi.