Current Events - 2021 - Page 3

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).

Wael Farouq (Photo: Meeting Rimini)

The penitent pilgrim who looks at the stars

Current EventsWael Farouq

The Pope does not just engage in dialogue or diplomacy: "He fills the void with his presence." Wael Farouq looks back at Francis’ visit to Iraq, and he recounts how the the Grand Imam of al-Azhar wished to pray for Francis...

The meeting between Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of al-Azhar in February 2019
The Pope in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Qaraqosh (Photo: VaticanNews)

Iraq: "Us refugees and the glory of the Lord"

Current EventsDoha Sabah Abdallah

During his stop in Qaraqosh, the Pope met with Iraqi Christians. Here is one of the two testimonies heard by Francis in his meeting with the local community.

Archbishop Christophe Pierre at New York Encounter 2020

Pierre: "Obedience rooted in love of Christ"

Current EventsChristophe Pierre

The homily of Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, during mass to commemorate the sixteenth anniversary of Fr. Giussani's death, celebrated in Bethseda, Maryland.

Giovanni Francesco Romanelli, "St. John and St. Peter at Christ's Tomb" (detail), 1640. © Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Easter 2021: The videoposter

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This year, Fr. Giussani's words are accompanied by a seventeenth-century work by Giovanni Francesco Romanelli of the apostles John and Peter in front of the empty tomb.

Fr. Fabio Baroncini (Photo: Paolo Bonfanti, Archive of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation))

Fr. Fabio, companion towards destiny

Current EventsDavide Prosperi

Davide Prosperi's letter to Fr. Fabio Baroncini, his friend who passed away last December 21. We also propose an unpublished video from 1994, in which the priest presented T.S Eliot's Choruses from “The Rock” at the CLU Exercises.

Fr. Donato Contuzzi, missionary from the Fraternity of St. Charles in Taiwan, with Xue Ning

For the life of everyone

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We offer here some long extracts from the meeting of the CL community in Taiwan with Julián Carrón, which took place last November 22nd by video link. From February Traces.