News - 2019

Christmas lights in Taipei (Photo: New Taipe Government)

The light of Christmas in Taiwan

ChurchDonato Contuzzi

In Taipei, 24 and 25 December are working days. Few people know the meaning of the holiday, yet the city is illuminated by LED lights. A missionary of the Fraternity of St. Charles describes the hope that everyone has inside.

Caravaggio, "Adoration of the Shepherds" (detail), 1609, Museo Regionale, Messina

Carrón: "Christmas is the Encounter with the reality of men and women"

Current EventsJulián Carrón

"God chooses precisely this human state, which no attempt seems able to alter, to challenge the throwaway culture with the newness of a gaze that illuminates the infinite value of every single man." Julián Carrón's letter to 'Corriere della Sera'.

Julián Carrón and Michiel Peeters

The Netherlands: privileged for a Journey

Current EventsPaul van der Lee and Joost Peeters

Julián Carrón visited the CL community in the Netherlands for the first time. A visit to the new school, the presentation of the book of School of Community, the questions of those who live in one of the outposts of secularization. This is what happened.

Piero della Francesca, Madonna del Parto

Fraternity of St. Joseph Advent Retreat

Current EventsJulián Carrón

Notes from Julián Carrón's introduction and homily at the Advent Retreat of the Fraternity of St. Joseph in Pacengo (Verona).

Julián Carrón in Bergamo (Photo: Maria Premarini)

Carrón: To not lose your life living

Current EventsCarlo Dignola

The President of the Fraternity opened the second cycle on The Religious Sense, promoted by BergamoIncontra. The theme was the denial of the "constitutive questions" and our daily bewilderment.

Pope Francis

Burn with the charity of the good shepherd

ChurchPope Francis

On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the priestly ordination of Pope Francis, we re-propose the homily for the Jubilee, delivered on 3 June 2016.

Thoroughly human

CultureGiuseppe Frangi

The image proposed by CL for this year's Christmas poster is from a masterpiece of simplicity by Caravaggio. The gazes of the shepherds are “conquered by what was before them,” and reflect the heart of the event that made God “a force close at hand.”

The children helped by distance support through Avsi (Photo: A. Grassani)

Avsi tents campaign/7: Eli has grown up

Current EventsEmmanuele Michela

Distance support contributes not only to the training of an individual pupil, but to the life of the whole family. And, even if from a distance, you follow the children as they grow up, sometimes in a surprising way.

Helen Whitney (Photo: courtesy of Mary Sarah Ivers Photograhy)

What is Christian in Christianity?

CultureLisa Lickona

In Washington D.C, an evening with friends of Monsignor Lorenzo Albacete and the presentation of a new publication of his writings, What is Christian in Christianity?

Christmas 2019: The Communion and Liberation poster

Current Events

The image featured in this year’s Christmas poster is Caravaggio’s ‘Adoration of the Shepherds’, from the Museo Regionale, Messina. Alongside it are passages from Alessandro Manzoni and Fr. Giussani.

Carrón in Florence

Carrón in Florence: Who can overcome solitude?

Current EventsMarco Lapi

A conference that dealt with one of the most topical issues in the care of the elderly. The President of the Fraternity of CL spoke at it: "We are not alone, because One has come to keep us company, to accompany us in living".

One of the talks at Meeting Lisbon

Meeting Lisbon: "I wish I could hear someone’s human voice"

Current EventsJoana Ramos and Maria Durao

The cry of Job, indie rock, a doctor on vacation who enters by chance, the President of the Republic... A chronicle of Meeting Lisbon by those who organized it: "We only carry four loaves and two fish".