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Luigi Giussani, Living the Liturgy
Luigi Giussani's Works

Living the Liturgy

A Witness
Luigi GiussaniSlant Books 2024

There is an ancient Christian saying from the Patristic Era which is known in its most concise form as lex orandi, lex credendi. As the Catechism of the Catholic Church translates it: “The law of prayer is the law of faith: the Church believes as she pray...

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Saint Francis of Assisi

G.K. ChestertonBantam Doubleday Dell 1987

Francis of Assisi is, after Mary of Nazareth, the greatest saint in the Christian calendar, and one of the most influential men in the whole of human history. By universal acclaim, this biography by G.K. Chesterton is considered the best appreciation of F...

Luigi Giussani, The Religious Sense. New revised edition, 2023
Luigi Giussani's Works

The Religious Sense

New Revised Edition
Luigi GiussaniMcGill-Queen's University Press 2023

Translated by John Zucchi. (The book is also available for purchase through HAB Books) The Religious Sense, the fruit of many years of dialogue with students, is an exploration of the search for meaning in life. Luigi Giussani shows that the nature ...

Luigi Giussani, To Give One's Life for the Work of Another
Luigi Giussani's Works

To Give One's Life for the Work of Another

Edited by Julián Carrón
Luigi GiussaniMcGill-Queen's University Press 2022

The book is also available for purchase through McGill-Queen's University Press. The book can also be acquired in pounds sterling. Father Luigi Giussani engaged tirelessly in educational initiatives throughout the course of his life. Much of his thoug...

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The Bridge of San Luis Rey

Thornton WilderPenguin Classics 2000

An ancient bridge collapses over a gorge in Peru, hurling five people into the abyss. It seems a meaningless human tragedy. But one witness, a Franciscan monk, believes the deaths might not be as random as they appear. Convinced that the disaster is a pun...

Luigi Giussani, The Miracle of Hospitality, 2023
Luigi Giussani's Works

The Miracle of Hospitality

Luigi GiussaniSlant Books 2023

In his introduction, Fr. Julián Carrón asks: "Why is hospitality a miracle? It seems like something we should take for granted—opening the door of our home and letting someone in should be normal." And yet, he notes, "it is so exceptional that when it hap...

Marco Bardazzi, Everything I Did I Did for Happiness. The Life of Enzo Piccinini, 2023
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Everything I Did I Did for Happiness

The Life of Enzo Piccinini
Marco BardazziSlant Books 2023

In May 1999, seven thousand people crowded the basilica in Bologna, Italy to offer a farewell to Enzo Piccinini, a surgeon who died tragically at the age of forty-eight. Who was this doctor who had left an indelible mark on so many lives? Formed in an ...

Lorenzo Albacete, Cry of the Heart. On the Meaning of Suffering, 2023
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Cry of the Heart

On the Meaning of Suffering
Lorenzo AlbaceteSlant Books 2023

The experience of suffering has posed a profound existential challenge to human hearts and minds throughout history. But it has become especially problematic in our time, when, with our good intentions and technological prowess, we seek to relieve the suf...

Giussani, Generating Traces in the History of the World
Luigi Giussani's Works

Generating Traces in the History of the World

Translated by Patrick Stevenson
L. Giussani - S. Alberto - J. PradesMcGill-Queen's University Press - Montreal 2010

(The book is also available for purchase through Barnes and Noble, itacalibri, and through the National office in NY by writing to Generating Traces in the History of the World is a synthesis of Monsignor Luigi Giussan...

Books by Fr. Carrón

Education. Communicating One’s Self

A contribution to the event encouraged by Pope Francis: “Reconstructing the Global Compact on Education”
Julián CarrónHuman Adventure books 2021

Education is transmitting the meaning of life; it is not a word, it is an experience. The problem of education, first and foremost, concerns us adults, because the opportunity that our young people may have of encountering a path for their journey depe...

Alberto Savorana, The Life of Luigi Giussani, McGill-Queen's University Press
Books on Fr. Giussani

The Life of Luigi Giussani

Alberto SavoranaMcGill-Queen's University Press 2018

Monsignor Luigi Giussani (1922-2005) was the founder of the Catholic lay movement Communion and Liberation in Italy, which has hundreds of thousands of adherents around the globe. In The Life of Luigi Giussani Alberto Savorana, who spent an important part...

Books by Fr. Carrón

Disarming Beauty

Essays on Faith, Truth, and Freedom
Julián CarrónNotre Dame Press 2017

In 2005, Father Julián Carrón became the leader of the global ecclesial movement Communion and Liberation, following the death of the movement’s founder, Father Luigi Giussani. Disarming Beauty is the English translation of an engaging and thought-provoki...

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Coop. Edit. Nuovo Mondo 2016

"Who better than Fr. Giussani has shown us the meaning of living with this Presence in our gaze? And what's better than hearing him tell us about the nature of the charism and transport us once again--as he often did--back to the center, Christ?" Juliá...

Itaca 2015

The gaze, voice, and words of Luigi Giussani, founder of Communion and Liberation, ten years after his passing. An excellent documentary in memory of a great protagonist of our time, Fr. Luigi Giussani, on the tenth anniversary of his death. Photograp...

Coop. Edit. Nuovo Mondo 2015

On Saturday, March 7, 2015, on occasion of the 60th anniversary of the birth of Communion and Liberation and the 10th anniversary of Fr. Luigi Giussani's passing, the Holy Father Pope Francis encountered the Movement in an audience in St. Peter's Square. ...

CD "Spirto Gentil" Series

Voi ch'amate lo Criatore. Mediaeval Lauds

Choir of Communion and Liberation directed by Pippo Molino
Coop. Edit. Nuovo Mondo-Universal Music 2010

For the mediaeval world, the permanence of Christ in history was a fact – Christ was really a presence. These Lauds are the result of a simplicity, as a virtue, that accepted the evidence of the wonder That Man aroused. The wonder He aroused was like a p...

CD "Spirto Gentil" Series

O cor soave. The Philippine Lauds

Choir of Communion and Liberation directed by Pippo Molino
Coop. Edit. Nuovo Mondo-Universal Music 2009

What an impact of beauty and truth these have songs in us! What intense, living devotion they provoke in us. They move us to sincere and profound piety. The Philippine pietas is the only true popular pietas of the sixteenth century. St. Philip Neri was ab...

CD "Spirto Gentil" Series

Jesu dulcis memoria. Gregorian Chants

Amici Cantores and Antiqua Laus directed by Enrico De Capitani
Coop. Edit. Nuovo Mondo-Universal Music 2009

In the middle ages when they really did know how to sing, the highest musical expression was a melody made up of “a-a-a-a” that was called “Jubilus” (it is still preserved in some noble museums of the territory around Milan, but the Milanese priests no lo...

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Fraternity Exercises

“What Surprises Me, Says God, Is Hope”

The booklet of the Spiritual Exercises of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation.

The texts of meditations by Monsignor Giovanni Paccosi, Bishop of San Miniato, on the occasion of the Spiritual Exercises of the Fraternity of CL. From April 12 to 14, around 21,000 people gathered both in person in Italy and in communities abroad, conne...


Easter 2024. Holy Week

Communion and Liberation

The booklet with the texts and prayers that Fr. Luigi Giussani always proposed, especially to the movement's university students, as an aid to living the Easter Triduum and Easter.

CLU Exercises

"Behold, I make all things new"

CLU Spiritual Exercises

The Spiritual Exercises of the University Students of Communion and Liberation (CLU) were held in Rimini from 8 to 10 December 2023, with the theme "Behold, I make all things new" (Rev 21:5). The lessons were delivered by Fr. Francesco Ferrari, priest of...


A process of gazing

Gathering of the Young People of CL Assisi, 23–26 November 2023

From November 23 to 26 2023, the second gathering of a group of young people from the movement took place in Assisi. Over four hundred people, from Italy and abroad, shared moments of intense discussion and experienced moments of conviviality (here is the...


"Faith, the fulfillment of reason"


The notes from the Communion and Liberation Adults' Beginning Day in Lombardy, which was held at the Mediolanum Forum in Assago (Milan) and via video link-up, on 23 September 2023. The texts of the interventions by Francesco Cassese and Davide Prosperi. ...

Texts for GS

Let us begin to judge: it is the beginning of liberation

The texts of testimony and synthesis of the Gioventù Studentesca Equipe.

The texts of Francesco Fadigati's testimony and Matteo Severgnini's synthesis of the Gioventù Studentesca Equipe, which was attended by over six hundred high school students, along with some adults and teachers. La Thuile, 8-10 September 2023


The Verification of Faith

CLU Equipe

Synthesis by Fr. Francesco Ferrari to the Equipe of University Students of CL. La Thuile (Aosta), August 29–September 1, 2023. "[...] This morning I will not summarize the abundance that these days have been, I just want to elaborate on what, also togeth...

Fraternity Exercises

Our eyes fixed on Jesus, who is the origin and fulfillment of faith (2023)

The booklet of the Spiritual Exercises of the Fraternity of CL, 2023

The texts of meditations by Fr. Mauro-Giuseppe Lepori, Abbot General of the Cistercian Order, on the occasion of the Spiritual Exercises of the Fraternity of CL. From April 14 to 16, around 32,000 people, including 5,000 gathered in person in Rimini and t...


"Let this Holy prophetic and missionary restlessness burn in your hearts"

The booklet of the Audience of Pope Francis with CL

The booklet of the Holy Father Pope Francis' Audience with Communion and Liberation on the occasion of the centenary of Fr. Luigi Giussani's birth (October 15, 2022, St. Peter's Square). With an introductory greeting by Davide Prosperi, President of th...

Texts for GS

The urgent need for happiness (2022)

The challenge of maturity

On May 29, 2022, via video conference from Milan, the meeting of Student Youth members finishing their last year of high school with Davide Prosperi and Francesco Barberis.


Christ present in the passing instant

Conversations with Fr. Pigi Bernareggi

Pier Luigi Bernareggi (1939-2021), Pigi, was a student of Monsignor Luigi Giussani, founder of the Communion and Liberation movement, in the 1950s, at the Berchet High School in Milan. There he encountered the experience of GS (Gioventù Studentesca, the o...

Communion and Liberation. A Movement in the Church (2021)
Fraternità di Comunione e Liberazione 2021

A missionary tool to make CL’s ecclesial reality, its purpose and pedagogy, history, and the associations that have been born from its charism, known in a simple but complete way.


The Meaning of Charitable Work

The 2018 reprint of the 1961 edition.

About sixty years from the its first edition--curated by GS and published in Milan in 1961--this short text preserves its valuable content and method.