Current Events - 2022

A drawing by Ivanka in which a woman gives a soldier seeds: "Put these seeds in your pocket, because when you die, at least sunflowers will grow where you lay.”

Canada: "My drawings for my Ukraine"

Current EventsIvanka Galadza

Ivanka is an illustrator in Canada, and is of Ukrainian descent. In the face of war, she chose to help her people by selling her work "to bring attention to the reality of hope" and that "evil doesn’t have the last word."

The Christ of the Armenian Cathedral of Lviv (photo: Ansa)

No war is stronger than the victory of Christ

Current EventsFr. Mauro-Giuseppe Lepori

"From Easter flows a river of reconciliation between men, Churches and peoples.” The contribution of Fr. Mauro-Giuseppe Lepori, Abbot General of the Cistercians (from ilsussidiario.net).

Mariupol, Ukraine (©Victor/Xinhua/Ansa)

Santoro: "To be artisans of fraternity and peace”

Current EventsFilippo Santoro

Entrusting ourselves to Mary, the Pope's teaching, and our task in the face of the conflict in Ukraine. The letter of the Archbishop of Taranto from the newspaper "Avvenire".

The Holy Week Booklet

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The texts and prayers that Fr. Giussani always proposed as an aid to live the Easter period.

Refugees at the Polish border

At the border: "We are well made"

Current EventsGiacomo Lonardoni

"Do you want to come to Poland tomorrow?" Thus began the adventure of an engineering student, Giacomo, who a few hours later found himself heading for the border where Ukrainian refugees are welcomed. The account of a journey born from the "law of existen

Communication of Davide Prosperi on Cardinal Farrell's letter

Current EventsDavide Prosperi

The message of the President to the Fraternity regarding the letter of the Prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life from February 22, with some interpretative notes and considerations on the step that the movement is asked to take.

Way of the Cross during the Holy Week of CL university students. San Leo, 1976. © Fraternità di CL.

The Easter 2022 poster

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The words of the Pope and of Fr. Giussani accompany a photograph of the Way of the Cross of university students, led by the founder of CL in 1976 (also in video format).

Fr. Luigi Giussani

War and Mercy

Current EventsLuigi Giussani

Although the scenario is different, we re-propose the words of Fr. Giussani on the war in Iraq (Corriere della sera, April 8, 2003), as a contribution to the judgment on the current situation in Ukraine.

GS and Knights Going to See the Pope

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The pilgrimage of young people to Rome on April 18: the Holy Father calls all adolescents to a moment of encounter and prayer together.

A woman fleeing at the border of Medyka (Photo: Attila Husejnow/Sipa USA/Mondadori Portfolio).

CL with the Pope: No to the war in Ukraine

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The statement released by the movement regarding the conflict. "We are with all those who are working to stop the horror of this war. But how fragile is the desire for peace if it does not become a task, a daily responsibility."

The port of Beirut destroyed by the explosion in August 2020 (Photo: Ali Chehade/Shutterstock)

Lebanon: Beirut’s wound

Current EventsDavide Perillo

The political crisis and a context that pushes those who live there to close themselves within the fences of their own identity. From the January issue of Tracce, hope for Lebanon is one of the projects supported by the AVSI Tents Campaign.

Fr. Luigi Giussani, at the Portofino lighthouse with young people in 1956 (Archivio Fraternità CL)

Communication from Davide Prosperi

Current EventsDavide Prosperi

The words of the President of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, to the Movement (video conference from Milan, January, 19, 2022).

 A Ukrainian soldier on the border with the Donetsk People's Republic (Photo: Andriy Andriyenko / SIPA-USA / Mondadori Portfolio)

Russia-Ukraine: Day of prayer for peace

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We join the Pope's heartfelt appeal in response to the tensions between Russia and Ukraine, and his proposal for a day of prayer on Wednesday, January 26: "Every political action and initiative may serve human brotherhood, rather than partisan interests.”

Children at the Ojos de Cielo center in Quito (Photo: AVSI)

Ecuador: The gift of Jamilette

Current EventsEmmanuele Michela

One of the three projects supported by AVSI's Tents Campaign in Latin America, alongside projects in Brazil and Mexico. The opportunity to invest "in rekindling the hope" of a people.

(Photo: Giovanni Gimmi Garbujo)

The rhythm of the Mystery

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An excerpt from the National Seminar of Families for Hospitality, during which a dialogue was held with theologian Javier Prades.

Bartolo di Fredi, "Adoration of the Magi", Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

The “Smart” Era and the Need for Contact

Current EventsDavide Prosperi

“Does the insistence of the Christian tradition on the salvific value of the flesh still make any sense? And if so, why? On the Feast of the Epiphany recently celebrated, we meet three characters.” Prosperi's article from Corriere della Sera.

Students of the Luigi Giussani High School (Photo: Avsi)

In Uganda we knock on the doors (and on the hearts) of young people

Current EventsAlberto Perrucchini

In Kampala, where schools have been closed for almost two years, a very special form of distance learning has been set up: lessons in the street and handouts delivered to homes. A project born during lockdown and by the AVSI Tents Campaign.

A lesson at the Luigi Giussani High School in Kampala, Uganda (Photo: Avsi)