Encounters - 2022

Boris Chersonskij (©Luca Fiore)

"God became man. To say that is already enough”

EncountersLuca Fiore

His grandfather had to burn his own books to avoid arrest. He had to wait for Perestroika to make his lyrics public. A guest at this year’s Rimini Meeting, Ukrainian poet Boris Chersonsky tells his life story.

Chersonskij at the 2022 Meeting (©Archivio Meeting)
Margaret and Mauro

Dublin: The seed of a story

EncountersPaolo Perego

Their encounter with Fr. Giussani, marriage, their yes to mission. "By always remaining attached to this story, things began to happen…. The testimony of Margaret and Mauro Biondi.

Fr Giussani with Pope John Paul II (© Fraternità di CL)

“How will it be to be touched by Being!

EncountersJone Echarri

Jone Echarri is the physical therapist who worked with Fr. Giussani during his illness. We offer here an extract from her testimony at the International Days dedicated to the founder of CL (Madrid, March 31–April 2, 2022). From August Traces.

Jone Echarri and her husband, Jesús Carrascosa, on Fr. Giussani's 78th birthday
Madre Geltrude Arioli

“That harmony with St. Benedict"

EncountersPaola Bergamini

Clausura in 1962 and the GS Raggios that Fr. Giussani held in the monastery on Via Bellotti in Milan. Mother Geltrude Arioli speaks of the encounter that marked her and her sisters' history and vocation.

Mauro-Giuseppe Lepori

“Something I had never seen before”

EncountersAnna Leonardi

In the June issue of Traces, Fr. Mauro-Giuseppe Lepori shares his encounter with the Movement at the age of seventeen, what has happened since then, and the gazes that have fostered his growth.

Sister Benedetta, born Maria Adele Carugati

Armenia: Mission and the stars

EncountersPaola Bergamini

"I was looking for a friendship that would help me live my faith.” From her years at university to her vocation. From the February issue of Tracce, the story of Sister Benedetta, head of Mother Teresa of Calcutta's Missionaries of Charity in Spitak.

Francis Collins (Photo:© Saul Loeb/Mondadori Portfolio/Zuma Press)

God gave us two books

EncountersLuca Fiore

A scientific advisor to the White House, he led one of the most groundbreaking adventures in genetics. And he is among the leading figures in the fight against COVID-19. We met him at the New York Encounter, where he told us about his search for truth.

Michael Waldstein

Michael Waldstein: "Giussani, a living man”

EncountersLuca Fiore

From his doctoral thesis on Von Balthasar to his encounter with the CL community. In the March issue of Tracce, the Austrian biblical scholar tells us how he has "studied Christianity a lot, but the criterion for understanding it is life."

Switzerland 1971, Fr. Giussani at the table with Hans Urs von Balthasar and Angelo Scola (© Fraternità CL)
Silvio Cattarina (© Archivio Meeting di Rimini)

Silvio Cattarina: If you look carefully

EncountersAnna Leonardi

“If you look carefully enough, the truth of who you are is not pain.” In the March issue of Tracce, the founder of the Imprevisto therapeutic community, recounts how he accompanies young people who experience the big questions in an extreme way.