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Sophie Scholl (Photo: Jürgen Wittenstein/akg-images/Mondadori Portfolio)

Sophie's living heart

CultureBenedetta Quadrio

Sophie Scholl, protagonist of the adventure of the White Rose, a group of young people that fought against the Nazi regime in Germany, was born on May 9, 1921. This is her story.

The exhibition on ''The White Rose'' at the 2005 Rimini Meeting (Photo: Archivio Meeting)
Liverpool College (Photo: Colin Lane)

The Netherlands: "Like a disciple of Peter"

Current EventsLaurens Peeters

The presentation of the Dutch translation of Carrón's book "Education. Communicating One’s Self ". The Rector of Erasmus University Rotterdam and a headteacher from Liverpool were in dialogue with the author.

Hans van Mourik Broekman
The image of Charles de Foucauld at his Beatification in 2005 (Photo: Alessia Giuliani/CPP/CIRIC)

Charles De Foucauld: The “Universal brother”

ChurchCristina Zaros*

The date of the canonization of seven new saints has been announced, including the French religious man indicated by the Pope as an example to follow in his last Encyclical. Here is a portrait of the man in the words of those who follow his charism today.

De Foucauld in the Algerian Desert (Foto Collection Dupondt/akg-images/Mondadori Portfolio)
Julián Carrón

Is There Hope? The fascination of the discovery

Current EventsJulián Carrón

A preview of the first two chapters of the book, about to be published, which gathers the contents of the Spiritual Exercises of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation (April 16-18, 2021).

Takashi Paolo e Midori Marina Nagai

Nagai: The gift of two newlyweds

Current EventsGabriele Di Comite, Paola Marenco, Massimo Morelli*

We got to know them in an exhibition at the Rimini Meeting and in the book "A song for Nagasaki". 70 years after his death, a committee had been established to promote awareness of the exceptional life of the Japanese doctor Takashi Nagai and his wife.

Takashi Paolo Nagai
Ignacio Carbajosa

Spain: Learning from the crisis to discover what unites us

Current EventsIgnacio Carbajosa

On May 4, the region of Madrid will be called to the polls. This time, polarization and dialectical violence do not have the last word. What is necessary is to recognize “what unites us”, which has surprised us during the pandemic (from PáginasDigital.es)

Fraternity 2021: Where you would never have gone

Current EventsStefano Zurlo

"A lifetime would not have been enough to understand, indeed even to only vaguely imagine, that it is possible to live like that." A testimony on the Spiritual Exercises entitled: "Is There Hope?" (a preview from the May issue of Traces).

Julián Carrón

“The origin of our hope"

Current Events

The message sent by Pope Francis to the Movement on the occasion of the Spiritual Exercises of the Fraternity and the telegram for the Holy Father at the end of the gesture, in which 40,000 people from 94 countries all over the world participated.

The generation of affection for Christ

Current EventsJulián Carrón

Notes from Fr. Julián Carrón’s meditations during the 2021 Easter Triduum for university students in Communion and Liberation, by video conference. A preview of the May issue of Traces.

Fr. Luigi Giussani

A presence ensures us: we are not made for death

Current EventsJulián Carrón

Corriere della Sera has published an extract from the introduction of Giussani's recently published book: Attraverso la compagnia dei credenti [Through the companionship of believers].

Graham Greene (Photo: © AFP/AFP via Getty Images)

The dangerous edge of things

CultureAndrea Fazioli

Graham Greene died thirty years ago, on April 3 1991. From the April issue of Italian Tracce, a journey through the works of one of the most renowned British and Catholic authors of the twentieth century.

Father Mussai Zerai

Father Zerai's migrants

Current EventsAnna Minghetti and Alberto Perrucchini

He came to Italy from Eritrea at the age of 16, like so many of his fellow countrymen. The welcome, his vocation and mission, and the adventure of the Habeshia Agency, which serves asylum seekers. He recounts his story in an interview.

In line for food
The Atlantida stories on Instagram

Instagram and 800 million heartbeats

Current EventsDavide Perillo

Paula turned twenty in the middle of lockdown. "Is there anything that I do not want to miss?" “Atlantida”, an Instagram account on the "Radiance in your eyes", curated by a group of Spanish university students, was born from this question.

Cardinal Silvano Tomasi

Tomasi: "Giussani’s experience continues to bear fruit”

ChurchSilvano Tomasi

“He did not want to create a movement on the basis of theoretical convictions, but he wanted each of us to discover the continuous presence of Christ in the daily events of our lives.” The homily of Cardinal Tomasi for the anniversary of Giussani’s death.

Holy Week booklet

Current Events

The texts and prayers that Fr. Giussani always proposed to help us live Easter.

Eugenio Corecco in 1994 (Photo: International Association of Friends of Eugenio Corecco)

Eugenio Corecco: "Time is short"

ChurchMaria Acqua Simi

Twenty-five years after his death, the biography of the Bishop of Lugano has been published. His encounter with Fr. Giussani, his passion for the movement and for the Church. We spoke to the biography's author, Antonietta Moretti.

Fr. Giussani, Hans Urs Von Balthasar and Eugenio Corecco. Einsiedeln (Switzerland), 1971. (Photo: International Association of Friends of Eugenio Corecco)
Giovanni Bellini, Virgin and Child with Saints, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Moved by the infinite

Current EventsAlberto Savorana

On the feast of the Annunciation and on the national day dedicated to Dante, we repropose Giussani's letter on the "Hymn to the Virgin". Here are his words and what they aroused in others (from "The Life of Luigi Giussani").

Luca Della Robbia, Virgin and Child, c.1470–75, Metropolitan Museum of Art New York
Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Ireland: "The great value of silence"

ChurchPope Francis

On Friday March 19, Pope Francis delivered a special message to the Irish faithful elevating the National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock to the status of an International Sanctuary of Special Eucharistic and Marian Devotion.