Current Events - 2022

The exhibition on 'Why the Church' in Taipei

Taipei: We are the Church

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Raphaella Wang, Jen-Chuan, Lucy, Rebecca Tsai and Kun-Li. Some "portraits" from the CL community in Taiwan that are included in the exhibition for the presentation of the Chinese edition of Why the Church.

Towards the Meeting: what's new and how to get involved

Current EventsMaria Acqua Simi

The topics, the faces, the App to book exhibitions and meeting, the pavilion for kids and sports... A month to go until the Rimini event, we take stock of the new edition with the director, Emmanuele Forlani.

The Basilica of Loreto

Loreto 2022: Message from Davide Prosperi

Current EventsDavide Prosperi

The annual pilgrimage to Czestochowa for high school graduates, university near and new graduates of CL is replaced this year by a day at the Basilica of the Holy House on July 19. Here are the Davide Prosperi's words to the young people taking part.

Fr. Giussani at the Rimini Meeting in 1985 (Photo: Archivio Meeting)

Towards the Meeting: God needs men

Current EventsLuigi Giussani

"Christianity was not born to found a religion; it was born as a passion for man." Fr. Giussani's speech at the 1985 Rimini Meeting, from which the title of the 2022 edition is taken: "A passion for man."

Davide Prosperi

A surge of life

Current EventsMichele Genisio

A preview of the interview with Davide Prosperi in Città Nuova. The full text will appear shortly.

The meeting in Rimini (©Roberto Masi)

Rimini: A story of friendship for peace

Current EventsValerio Lessi

Giovanni Paolo Ramonda, leader of the Pope John XXIII Community, and the President of the Fraternity of CL, Davide Prosperi, dialogued about the book "Against War" by Pope Francis.

(©Roberto Masi)
The June 20, 2022 conference at the Pontifical Lateran University

"Movements and new communities", formation on charisms

Current EventsDavide Prosperi

The contribution of the President of the fraternity of CL at the theological conference held June 20th at the Pontifical Lateran University, which helps to “look more deeply at what co-essentiality between charism and institution means.”

(Photo: Braxton Stuntz/Unplash)

Vacations, the time of freedom

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“Anticipation of vacation is evidence of the will to live; for just this reason it must not be ‘vacation’ from oneself. Then summer will not be an interruption or a postponement of taking life seriously.” (June 5, 1964)

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Ordinations of the Fraternity of St. Charles. Rome, Basilica of San Paolo fuori le Mura, July 2, 2022 (© Carlo Colombo)

"Your 'Yes' that is so mysterious and shining"

Current EventsDavide Prosperi

Davide Prosperi's message for the ordinations of the Fraternity of St. Charles. "Christ offers us a life that does not die in eternity! Thus life is Him What else can attract us if not this?"

 Rocky Mountains National Park

North America: "Because this is where youth lives”

Current EventsLorenzo Patelli

The Texas massacre, the media storm, the suffering of young people, and the hundred college students vacationing on the slopes of Longs Peak, Colorado. A professor speaks of the "hope in this world" that he saw in them.

"Christ, the Life of life"

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The introduction of the Spiritual Exercises of the Fraternity of CL, preached by Fr. Mauro-Giuseppe Lepori.

The Fraternity Exercises in Ireland

Fraternity: Contributions from the Exercises

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From Mozambique to Cambridge, stories and testimonies from the Spiritual Exercises of the Fraternity of CL, entitled: "Christ, Life of Life," and followed by communities in over ninety nations.

Fr. João Seabra

Message on the death of Fr. João Seabra

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The priest who has long been leader of CL in Portugal died on June 3. Here follow the words of Davide Prosperi, President of the Fraternity, to our Portuguese friends:

Pope Francis during the Audience on May 18

"Keep up the good work, continue in this embrace"

Current EventsGiorgio Cavalli

Six hundred adults and children from the Families for Hospitality Association met in St. Peter's Square in Rome, on May 18, for an Audience on the occasion of the Association's 40th anniversary.

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.