In the midst of a highly competitive environment where it is best not to make contacts or “waste time,” Elisa proposed a dinner to the other graduate students at a prestigious university in Boston.
US & More - 2018
Before class, students meet with their theology teacher to tackle homework and the big questions of life. This is the journey of GS in Miami, which has become a presence for both kids and parents.
From Italy to Silicon Valley--this is the story of Mauro Prina and his daily adventure at work. “When you remain stuck on what you already think you know, you find yourself back on the margins.”
At the National Equipe for Educators on November 3-4, 2018, Fr. Medina and Vittadini lead the group in the discovery of the meaning of living out Giussani's charism in the educational context.
In July, over one hundred people gathered in Georgia for the Southeast region's summer vacation. There, they encountered "a promise for the whole year."
Chris' witness at the 2018 National Diaconia revolves around this year's Way of the Cross in New York and what this gesture has become for the city.
Marcia's witness at the 2018 National Diaconia focused on the "Disarming Beauty" event in Houston in October.
Members of the Canadian CLU met for their summer vacation in the Thousand Islands region exploring how "friendship is a companionship guided to destiny."
Over 170 people from the Lower Midwest gathered in Indiana for their annual CL summer vacation, exploring the theme of education through presentations, a baptism, a concert, and more.
On July 15, on the Minnesota Root River, a fraternity group embarked on a two-and-a-half-hour canoe outing and discovered the value in following another.
On July 5-8, 2018, 130 people gathered in Estes Park, Colorado, for the Mountains and Plains summer vacation. Through witnesses, music, games, and a hike, the discovery was that "He never stops flowing incessantly."
A friendship born three years ago continues to grow. Over forty adults and thirty kids traveled from fourteen states to Minnesota for a few days of vacation with Fr. Julián Carrón on July 13-17, 2018.
At the AVSI stand at the most important European forum on development cooperation, two Ugandian women showed visitors how to make rolled paper bead necklaces and wove international relationships by telling the story of their lives.
At the 2018 National Diaconia, Brad Tretter's witness focused on his community's experience bringing "Disarming Beauty" to the table in dialogue with their city.
Miriam Smith's witness at the 2018 National Diaconia was centered around her experience taking over a GS group at the school where she teaches.
Marco Saccaggi's witness at the 2018 National Diaconia focused on his experience watching Fr. Branson introduce Giussani's writing in his parish.
Alberto Portolani's witness at the 2018 National Diaconia revolves around his encounter with a woman that changed the way he works and the way he "makes space for Him."
Fr. John Rutten's witness from the 2018 National Diaconia revolves around his experience working on "Disarming Beauty" with new unexpected friends.
At the Crossroads event on May 24, 2018, two women from different backgrounds shared their respective desire to serve the poor, and the real and sincere manifestation of that desire in their lives.
Hikes, lessons, singing, and more at the 2018 CLU Vacation in Estes Park, Colorado.
Forty people spent a weekend together in Washington, DC, with a couple from Cometa. The theme of the gathering was hospitality.