"Is There Hope?" Chapter 3

The third chapter of the book that gathers the contents of the Spiritual Exercises of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation (April 16-18, 2021).
Summer Vacation

The time of freedom

“Anticipation of vacation is evidence of the will to live; for just this reason it must not be ‘vacation’ from oneself. Then summer will not be an interruption or a postponement of taking life seriously" (Luigi Giussani).
Church

Macerata-Loreto: “You are the living fountain of hope"

Message on the occasion of the Macerata-Loreto Pilgrimage, June 12, 2021. This year it will again be in a special format with a live moment of prayer from the Basilica on Saturday, June 12 at 9 pm (CEST)
Current Events

The secret

A glimpse into Georges Bernanos' novel which is proposed for summer reading. The moving account of the life sickly parish priest in a rural community in Northern France who “accepted the terrible presence of the divine in every instant of his poor life.”

A young priest is sent to be a parish priest in the small French village of Ambricourt. His actions, full of humanity and faith but strongly contrasted by the meanness of many of his parishioners, are narrated in a diary he kept until his premature death....

Hans van Mourik Broekman during the online meeting
Current Events

A headteacher on ‘Education as Self-Communication’

A contribution to the dialogue on Carrón’s book Education. Communicating One’s Self. “Schools believe that we can teach children to be happy, fulfilled, by literally teaching them about the virtues they need to pursue."
Giovanni Bellini, 'Deposition' (detail), c. 1515, Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
Current Events

“Silence filled with His presence”

This year, the traditional Good Friday gestures in London and Edinburgh could not go ahead in their usual format due to Covid restrictions. Then came the proposal to put together a video with meditations led by our bishop friends.

For many years, we have been organising a Way of the Cross on Good Fridays in the heart of London and Edinburgh. This year, when it became clear that it was not possible to propose the gesture according to the usual format, we met with some friends to dis...

Culture

The dangerous edge of things

Graham Greene died thirty years ago, on April 3 1991. From the April issue of Italian Tracce, a journey through the works of one of the most renowned British and Catholic authors of the twentieth century.
Current Events

Fr. Giussani, towards the centenary

2022 will mark the anniversary of the birth of the founder of CL. It is an opportunity to deepen and to make known the novelty that he continues to bring into the lives of many. Here is how you can contribute.