News - 2020 - Page 8

Faith and Solitude

Current EventsJulián Carrón

What does it really mean to be “alone”? And how can we live that “finite infinity” that all of us are? A talk from the president of CL at the “Solitude, the Enemy” conference (Florence, November 16, 2019), published in February Traces.

The meeting "The value of the person" in Novosibirsk (Photo: Kirill Kanin)

Siberia: "The heart of the problem is love”

Current EventsDmitrij Kholyavchenko

In Novosibirsk, a public conference on "education as an encounter”. Testimonies from Uganda, the drama of AIDS, the Russian school system, freedom of education. The story of those who, precisely through an encounter, discovered themselves to have faith.

Matteo Severgnini
The GS students on a hike

GS Argentina: The encounter and the colors that God uses

SchoolFernando Pérego and Cecilia Porfirio

Five days in the Sierra near Buenos Aires. A breath of fresh air from the violence and drama in which they are immersed. And the possibility of change, both for them and for their country.

Fr. Luigi Giussani with the then Cardinal Montini

Madrid: Fr. Giussani and the Christian announcement today

Current EventsIgnacio Carbajosa

Over the weekend, a conference was held in the Spanish capital about the Founder of the movement, which involved intellectuals, religious people and those who knew him. Here is the message of Ignacio Carbajosa, head of the CL community in Spain.

The exhibition about Job at Rio Encontros (Photo by Rodrigo Canellas)

Brazil: Who has begotten the drops of dew?

Current EventsIsabella Alberto

Young Francisco Cantero Burroni in a wheelchair, a Bishop from the Amazon and those who assist victims of violence and the guilty. A chronicle of Rio Encontros: two days in front of the cry of Job (and ours), between pain and daily rebirth.

The meeting with Francisco Cantero Burroni (Photo by Rodrigo Canellas)

Poland: That "disarming beauty” that attracts

Current EventsMiłosz Greszta

The presentation of the Polish edition of Julián Carrón's book in Wrocław. In the hall of the University of Economics, filmmaker Krzysztof Zanussi, Bishop Andrzej Siemieniewski and Professor Bogusław Fiedor spoke in dialogue.

From the right, Bogusław Fiedor, Andrzej Siemieniewski and Krzysztof Zanussi
Father Georgij Orekhanov

Georgij Orekhanov: "An unexpected love, within reality"

ChurchGeorgij Orekhanov

The pro-rector of St. Tikhon's Orthodox University in Moscow died during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. He was close to many CL friends in Russia and Italy. Here is an excerpt of a speech he made that was published in Italian "Traces".

Muhammad Bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa and Cardinal Miguel Àngel Ayuso Guixot

Tauran, the man who wanted to dialogue

ChurchGiorgio Paolucci

A conference held in Milan to remember the Cardinal who visited Saudi Arabi in 2018 and laid the foundations for the Document on Human Fraternity, signed by the Pope in Abu Dhabi. Speeches by Al-Issa of the Muslim League and Cardinal Ayuso Guixot.

The Brazilian border crossing at Pacaraima (Photo: Francesco Pistilli for AVSI Foundation in Brazil)

Brazil: A door that welcomes

Current EventsJulián de la Morena

Everyday, 500 of them come on foot, by bike, by bus. These are the Venezuelans who, on the run, arrive at the Pacaraima border. As Camus would say: "They are placed halfway between misery and the sun."

The children and young people from Haiti at Casa Lelia, Cannara

Waiting for the children of Haiti

Current EventsMarcella Catozza

Around twenty children from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, spent Christmas with Sister Marcella Catozza in Cannara. Their amazement at the cold, the lights, at friends. And the night that brought He who can fulfil their hope into the world.