Current Events - 2021

Photo: © Pellegrinaggio Macerata Loreto

Macerata-Loreto: "Hope does not disappoint”

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The words of Pope Francis during his call to the "virtual" pilgrims on their way to the Holy House. The secret to walking well? "Looking towards the horizon, but not walking alone. Helping each other".

The live stream of the meeting

Truffelli-Carrón: "An opportune time for sowing"

Current EventsMaurizio Vitali

The meeting between the president of Azione Cattolica and the leader of CL, moderated by Ferruccio De Bortoli. The key words of their dialogue: the Christian community, politics, synodal Church and freedom.

From the left, Matteo Truffelli, Ferruccio De Bortoli and Julián Carrón.

Fr. Giussani, towards the centenary

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2022 will mark the anniversary of the birth of the founder of CL. It is an opportunity to deepen and to make known the novelty that he continues to bring into the lives of many. Here is how you can contribute.

Liverpool College (Photo: Colin Lane)

The Netherlands: "Like a disciple of Peter"

Current EventsLaurens Peeters

The presentation of the Dutch translation of Carrón's book "Education. Communicating One’s Self ". The Rector of Erasmus University Rotterdam and a headteacher from Liverpool were in dialogue with the author.

Hans van Mourik Broekman
Takashi Paolo e Midori Marina Nagai

Nagai: The gift of two newlyweds

Current EventsGabriele Di Comite, Paola Marenco, Massimo Morelli*

We got to know them in an exhibition at the Rimini Meeting and in the book "A song for Nagasaki". 70 years after his death, a committee had been established to promote awareness of the exceptional life of the Japanese doctor Takashi Nagai and his wife.

Takashi Paolo Nagai
Ignacio Carbajosa

Spain: Learning from the crisis to discover what unites us

Current EventsIgnacio Carbajosa

On May 4, the region of Madrid will be called to the polls. This time, polarization and dialectical violence do not have the last word. What is necessary is to recognize “what unites us”, which has surprised us during the pandemic (from PáginasDigital.es)

Fraternity 2021: Where you would never have gone

Current EventsStefano Zurlo

"A lifetime would not have been enough to understand, indeed even to only vaguely imagine, that it is possible to live like that." A testimony on the Spiritual Exercises entitled: "Is There Hope?" (a preview from the May issue of Traces).

Julián Carrón

“The origin of our hope"

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The message sent by Pope Francis to the Movement on the occasion of the Spiritual Exercises of the Fraternity and the telegram for the Holy Father at the end of the gesture, in which 40,000 people from 94 countries all over the world participated.

The generation of affection for Christ

Current EventsJulián Carrón

Notes from Fr. Julián Carrón’s meditations during the 2021 Easter Triduum for university students in Communion and Liberation, by video conference. A preview of the May issue of Traces.

Fr. Luigi Giussani

A presence ensures us: we are not made for death

Current EventsJulián Carrón

Corriere della Sera has published an extract from the introduction of Giussani's recently published book: Attraverso la compagnia dei credenti [Through the companionship of believers].

Father Mussai Zerai

Father Zerai's migrants

Current EventsAnna Minghetti and Alberto Perrucchini

He came to Italy from Eritrea at the age of 16, like so many of his fellow countrymen. The welcome, his vocation and mission, and the adventure of the Habeshia Agency, which serves asylum seekers. He recounts his story in an interview.

In line for food
The Atlantida stories on Instagram

Instagram and 800 million heartbeats

Current EventsDavide Perillo

Paula turned twenty in the middle of lockdown. "Is there anything that I do not want to miss?" “Atlantida”, an Instagram account on the "Radiance in your eyes", curated by a group of Spanish university students, was born from this question.

Holy Week booklet

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The texts and prayers that Fr. Giussani always proposed to help us live Easter.

Giovanni Bellini, Virgin and Child with Saints, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Moved by the infinite

Current EventsAlberto Savorana

On the feast of the Annunciation and on the national day dedicated to Dante, we repropose Giussani's letter on the "Hymn to the Virgin". Here are his words and what they aroused in others (from "The Life of Luigi Giussani").

Luca Della Robbia, Virgin and Child, c.1470–75, Metropolitan Museum of Art New York
Lisbon (Photo: Unsplash/Vita Marija Murenaite)

Euthanasia in Portugal: The CL flyer

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Following the approval of the "Law on Medically Assisted Death," the local CL community has written a document entitled, "What courage is needed to sustain our hope".

Carrón and Palawaski at Rio Encontros

Brazil: beginning again (every moment) from Rio Encontros

Current EventsIsabella Alberto

The three days of Rio Encontros, in a special online format. In a country on its knees because of Covid, an occasion to share that "the whole of reality can be lived", as happened in the dialogue between Fr. Carrón and journalist Evaldo José Palawaski.

Fr. Antonio "Anas" Anastasio (Photo: Carlo Colombo)

Fr. Anas, companion in faith

Current EventsJulián Carrón

Julián Carrón's message for the death of Antonio Anastasio, missionary of the Fraternity of St. Charles. "From now on, we will never be able to think of Anas without thinking of Peter and John standing in awe before the empty tomb."

"You, the surprise of my life"

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Julián Carrón met with the Families for Hospitality Association. Here are the notes from the meeting (November 13, 2020).