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Towards the Meeting: what's new and how to get involved

Current EventsMaria Acqua Simi

The topics, the faces, the App to book exhibitions and meeting, the pavilion for kids and sports... A month to go until the Rimini event, we take stock of the new edition with the director, Emmanuele Forlani.

A moment from the Youth Conference in Prague

"Have wide-eyes"

CultureDavid Macek

The European Youth Conference was held in Prague. Among the organizers of the event was David Macek, who recounts how it came about and his surprise at the Pope's message.

David Macek gives Pope Francis a copy of ''Education. Communicating One's Self''
The Pope in Maskwa Park (Photo: Catholic Press Photo)

Canada: What builds history?

ChurchJohn Zucchi

"To understand we have to look where there is something truly new." A Canadian friend recounts how the Pope's "penitential pilgrimage" among the indigenous communities has provoked him. Their pain, and the "encounter".

Sofia Romano as the Princess in "Liberi tutti", the opening show

Meeting 2022: performances, beauty and the dialogue between worlds

CultureMaria Acqua Simi

Chesterton's "The Surprise," Giovanni Scifoni's Saints, Roberto Mercadini's Leonardo and Michelangelo. Plus the Sinopoli Youth Orchestra and a tribute to Claudio Chieffo... The theatre and music shows on the agenda at the Rimini Meeting.

Photo: Archivio Meeting

Exhibitions at the Meeting 2022: The crack and the passion

CultureDavide Perillo

Thirteen exhibitions covering the most diverse themes: the centenary of Giussani, Pessoa, Families for Hospitality, science, photography... Here is what we will find among the pavilions of the Rimini Meeting.

Monsignor Pierbattista Pizzaballa at the Pentecost Vigil in Jerusalem (©Gianfranco Pinto Ostuni)

Jerusalem: for a new pentecost

ChurchAlessandra Buzzetti

A challenge issued by the Patriarch, Monsignor Pizzaballa, to the members of movements and new communities in the Holy Land, from which a dialogue was born that has become a moment of community and friendship.

©Gianfranco Pinto Ostuni
The Basilica of Loreto

Loreto 2022: Message from Davide Prosperi

Current EventsDavide Prosperi

The annual pilgrimage to Czestochowa for high school graduates, university near and new graduates of CL is replaced this year by a day at the Basilica of the Holy House on July 19. Here are the Davide Prosperi's words to the young people taking part.

Fr. Giussani at the Rimini Meeting in 1985 (Photo: Archivio Meeting)

Towards the Meeting: God needs men

Current EventsLuigi Giussani

"Christianity was not born to found a religion; it was born as a passion for man." Fr. Giussani's speech at the 1985 Rimini Meeting, from which the title of the 2022 edition is taken: "A passion for man."

Davide Prosperi

A surge of life

Current EventsMichele Genisio

A preview of the interview with Davide Prosperi in Città Nuova. The full text will appear shortly.

The meeting in Rimini (©Roberto Masi)

Rimini: A story of friendship for peace

Current EventsValerio Lessi

Giovanni Paolo Ramonda, leader of the Pope John XXIII Community, and the President of the Fraternity of CL, Davide Prosperi, dialogued about the book "Against War" by Pope Francis.

(©Roberto Masi)
The June 20, 2022 conference at the Pontifical Lateran University

"Movements and new communities", formation on charisms

Current EventsDavide Prosperi

The contribution of the President of the fraternity of CL at the theological conference held June 20th at the Pontifical Lateran University, which helps to “look more deeply at what co-essentiality between charism and institution means.”

(Photo: Braxton Stuntz/Unplash)

Vacations, the time of freedom

Current Events

“Anticipation of vacation is evidence of the will to live; for just this reason it must not be ‘vacation’ from oneself. Then summer will not be an interruption or a postponement of taking life seriously.” (June 5, 1964)

Cervinia 2017
Ordinations of the Fraternity of St. Charles. Rome, Basilica of San Paolo fuori le Mura, July 2, 2022 (© Carlo Colombo)

"Your 'Yes' that is so mysterious and shining"

Current EventsDavide Prosperi

Davide Prosperi's message for the ordinations of the Fraternity of St. Charles. "Christ offers us a life that does not die in eternity! Thus life is Him What else can attract us if not this?"

Pope Francis (Photo: Catholic Press Photo)

The Pope to families: "The Church is in you"

ChurchPope Francis

Pope Francis' homily during the concluding Mass of the 10th World Meeting of Families. "We must never forget that the family is the first place where we learn to love."

 Rocky Mountains National Park

North America: "Because this is where youth lives”

Current EventsLorenzo Patelli

The Texas massacre, the media storm, the suffering of young people, and the hundred college students vacationing on the slopes of Longs Peak, Colorado. A professor speaks of the "hope in this world" that he saw in them.

"Christ, the Life of life"

Current Events

The introduction of the Spiritual Exercises of the Fraternity of CL, preached by Fr. Mauro-Giuseppe Lepori.

The Fraternity Exercises in Ireland

Fraternity: Contributions from the Exercises

Current Events

From Mozambique to Cambridge, stories and testimonies from the Spiritual Exercises of the Fraternity of CL, entitled: "Christ, Life of Life," and followed by communities in over ninety nations.

Fr. João Seabra

Message on the death of Fr. João Seabra

Current Events

The priest who has long been leader of CL in Portugal died on June 3. Here follow the words of Davide Prosperi, President of the Fraternity, to our Portuguese friends: