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Anniversary Mass for Mgr. Giussani

Notes from the Homily of Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin, during Mass for the anniversary of the death of Fr. Luigi Giussani.

"In this context, we can learn from the intuition and method of don Luigi Giussani whose anniversary we recall this evening. For much of his life he worked in a State school. He had the remarkable talent of reaching out to young people living in an environment that was agnostic regarding faith. He did not become a crusader about reforming the school ethos or giving it a veneer of being Catholic. No, he touched the hearts of young women and men and led them to realise more clearly and distinctly how faith in Jesus Christ brings a special healing that empowers us to be a leaven of Jesus Christ within the complex and constantly changing socio-cultural structures in which we live. For don Giussani faith was never a flight from everyday realities, but a new way of living that enlightens those realities."


Read the full homily on the Archdiocese of Dublin website