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Today, here, now

Current EventsRosa Montero

The provocation of a well-known Spanish journalist. She sees the crowds return to the streets at night, the burning desire to possess life. But how many go to bed happy? Why do we not learn from what happens? (from El País, May 23 2021).

Photo: © Pellegrinaggio Macerata Loreto

Macerata-Loreto: "Hope does not disappoint”

Current Events

The words of Pope Francis during his call to the "virtual" pilgrims on their way to the Holy House. The secret to walking well? "Looking towards the horizon, but not walking alone. Helping each other".

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Carrón's letter to Cardinal Farrell

Church

The letter sent by Fr. Julián Carrón, President of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, to Card. Kevin Farrell, Prefect of the Dicastry for the Laity, Family and Life.

Friar Cristoforo, Renzo and Lucia (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

The rest of that bread

CultureFranco Nembrini

Love that precedes guilt through the eyes of Manzoni, Milosz, Dante... “When one truly forgives, there is nothing left to forgive.”

GS: Summer reading

School

One of the books proposed to GS students for summer reading is Miguel Mañara by Oscar V. Milosz. To perceive again what is at stake in life.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Photo: akg-images/Mondadori Portfolio)

Bonhoeffer: "God is not a stopgap”

CultureLorenzo Fazzini

The Lutheran theologian executed by the Third Reich, quoted at the Spiritual Exercises of the Fraternity of CL. His life, thought, martyrdom. And his expectant waiting for the God that he wants to find "not at the margins, but at the centre of life."

The statue of the Virgin at the Holy House of Loreto

Macerata-Loreto: “You are the living fountain of hope”

ChurchJulián Carrón

Message on the occasion of the Macerata-Loreto Pilgrimage, June 12, 2021. This year it will again be in a special format with a live moment of prayer from the Basilica on Saturday, June 12 at 9 pm (CEST).

The live stream of the meeting

Truffelli-Carrón: "An opportune time for sowing"

Current EventsMaurizio Vitali

The meeting between the president of Azione Cattolica and the leader of CL, moderated by Ferruccio De Bortoli. The key words of their dialogue: the Christian community, politics, synodal Church and freedom.

From the left, Matteo Truffelli, Ferruccio De Bortoli and Julián Carrón.

Fr. Giussani, towards the centenary

Current Events

2022 will mark the anniversary of the birth of the founder of CL. It is an opportunity to deepen and to make known the novelty that he continues to bring into the lives of many. Here is how you can contribute.

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)
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.