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Pope Francis: "Let us hold fast to what really matters”

ChurchPope Francis

The Pope’s message for the recitation of the Rosary, proposed by the Italian bishops during this health emergency. An invitation to turn to the Lord, that He may guard every family, especially "the sick and those who take care of them”.

“Do not despair. Beg"

Current EventsLuca Doninelli

A writer re-reads Carrón's letter on Coronavirus. "I have always thought that I was fearless, but I was wrong”. In those few lines he finds "my drama and everyone's drama intact."

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“Be still and know that I am God”

ChurchFr. Mauro-Giuseppe Lepori

The Cistercian Abbot General's letter to the Cistercian communities at the time of the pandemic. "To stop before God means to recognize that his presence fills the instant and thus fully satisfies our heart".

Mauro Magatti

Magatti: "Hope that resists despair"

Current EventsDavide Perillo

A dialogue with a sociologist from the Catholic University in Milan about Carrón's letter on Coronavirus. Fragility, the truth of our lives, the rediscovery of a "common good". And the meaning of an existence that is not self-referential.

Beppe, farmer in the province of Cremona

"Faith puts fear in its proper place"

Current EventsLuca Fiore

Beppe milks 300 cows in the province of Cremona. He talks about his daily life which consists of prudence, prayer and wonder at the things that happen. The dearest thing I have is what is given to me to live everyday".

Bernhard Scholz

Bernhard Scholz is the new president of the Rimini Meeting

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The first statement of Emilia Guarnieri's successor: "This dramatic moment reminds us of one of our main objectives: to witness a hope capable of facing all historical circumstances, to contribute to the common good”.

"The Gospel according to Matthew", directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini (1964)

Easter 2020: The Communion and Liberation poster

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The image is taken from "The Gospel according to Matthew" by Pier Paolo Pasolini, the poet whose verses accompany the words pronounced by Fr. Giussani in St. Peter's Square in 1998.

Julián Carrón's letter to the movement

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All next CL events are suspended. But "nothing can keep us from proceeding on our journey to continue to increase our certainty. Therefore, I pose you the question I intended to use as preparation for the Exercises: “What saves us from nothingness?”

Fr. Firas Lutfi with the children of Aleppo

Fr. Firas: "This is how Syria suffers"

ChurchMaria Acqua Simi

Fr. Firas Lutfi speaks about his fellow Franciscan Brothers who live under Sharia law, about the children of Aleppo who suffer the cold, about the question of the meaning of innocent pain. But also about a faith that grows day after day.

The hike during the Chilean community's vacation

Chile: Where dignity becomes custom?

Current EventsPaula Giovanetti

The street protests are behind us. The CL community gathers for their summer vacation. Days in the company of Beethoven, the Unnamed and missionary Karoline Mayer. To surprise themselves again with a different way of being together.

Fr. Giussani and Pope John Paul II

Fr. Luigi Giussani: his gaze penetrated your soul

Current EventsRoberta Gisotti

On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the death of Fr. Giussani, Vatican Radio interviewed Fr. Julián Carrón, the President of the Fraternity. "His legacy? Having introduced us to an experience of faith that continues to fascinate us".

Monsignor Cesare Nosiglia

Nosiglia: "Fr. Giussani’s outgoing church”

ChurchCesare Nosiglia

The homily of the Archbishop of Turin during Mass for the anniversary of the death of Fr. Giussani, on 19 February. "He has been a tool for the power of Christ to work in history”.

Monsignor Paolo Pezzi

Pezzi: "Fr. Giussani, lover of freedom"

ChurchPaolo Pezzi

The homily of the Archbishop Paolo Pezzi, of the Archdiocese of the Mother of God at Moscow, during Mass for the anniversary of death of Fr. Giussani, on 25 February. "I have never met anyone in my life who loved human freedom more."

Mass in Tunis' Cathedral

Lhernould: "The foundation of true liberation"

ChurchNicolas Lhernould

The homily of the Bishop of Constantine (Algeria) during Mass in memory of Fr. Giussani, concelebrated in Tunis with Ilario Antoniazzi, Archbishop of Tunis. “We are at the service of the truth that He is a person”.

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UK: Ex umbris et imaginibus in veritatem

Current EventsMichela Young

In celebration of the canonization of St. John Henry Newman, the UK CL community organized a pilgrimage to the Birmingham Oratory, home to Newman for forty years. An opportunity to get to know better our first English Saint of the modern era.

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