Notes from the assemblies with Fr. Julián Carrón and the European English-speaking communities, which took place 8-9 January 2021, via video connection.
Marta describes how recent experiences have been the opportunity to rediscover how "God is in everything" and to deepen her relationship with Him, if she makes space for Him to happen again.
Hans van Mourik Broekman has dedicated his life to education. But since last year, when he “met” Fr. Luigi Giussani, he has reconsidered his way of working and living his faith. From the February issue of Traces.
"He always followed the subtle method of God. Look how much fruit his willingness to follow that method produced!" Fr. Carrón's words for the death of the Italian missionary.
A CL public event on "Education: Communicating one’s self". January 30, live on YouTube, a dialogue with Julián Carrón on the questions provoked by the situation of education, which concerns us all.
Covid-19, work in two British universities, and the discovery of the “English variant”. Alessandro, a researcher, talks about what has happened during the recent months of the pandemic, and that “gusto for life”.
We have redesigned to make it more efficient, and more easily navigable, in order to share the beauty of our experience of the faith with everyone.
An account of the birth of Communion and Liberation in the UK. Fruit of ‘chance’ encounters, or the whispering of Another?
All certainties shattered by the Covid crisis. An unexpected event, suddenly overcomes all nihilism. Davide describes his journey and the continuous recurrence of similar events - some more astonishing, others tiny, but equally important whispers.
Irene describes how through recent events the experience of a mysterious love has “flipped her heart from nothingness to a desire for life.” Partiality is no longer enough, and the desire for this loving embrace becomes more ardent.
A dialogue with the Dominican and biblical scholar Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, who grapples with the present starting from Julián Carrón's book. Charity, the death of a dear friend, and the most valuable lesson we can learn: “Always be grateful.”
This year, Fr. Giussani's words are accompanied by Jean-François Millet's "Winter Evening".
Despite being overwhelmed by the struggle of a million things to do, Maria describes how the period of lockdown has magnified the desires of her heart. “This is certainly not my ability but the fruit of Christ’s presence here and now.”
The US presidential elections, anti-racial protests, and an increasingly polarized country. What is the contribution of Christians today? A conversation with Stanley Hauerwas and John Zucchi to revisit Fr. Giussani’s "From Utopia to Presence."
A preview of the September issue of Traces. The full text of the dialogue between Bernhard Scholz, President of the Meeting, and the head of CL from this year's special edition of the Rimini Meeting.
Marta describes the significance the Rimini Meeting has for her and why she decided to sign up as an ambassador for this year’s special edition, all the way from Scotland.
This year's theme "poses a decisive challenge for Christians, who are called to witness the deep attractive force of the beauty of faith, «the attraction of Jesus»." The Pope's message to the Rimini Meeting.
Julián Carrón’s latest book, The radiance in your eyes – What saves us from nothingness?, is now available online. “An itinerary rooted in an experience and a history, and thus offers a contribution to the search and expectancy of everyone.”
"The fact we cannot make the pilgrimage to Czestochowa has not erased the irreducible need that inspires it." Summer proposal for high school and college graduates.
The health crisis has paralyzed his language school. An employee asks him, "How can you wake up in the morning not knowing if it is going to end well?" To answer, Mauro remembers the time when he and Margaret slept on a bench…
Hans speaks of his experience of lockdown, the closure of his school, and his unexpected discovery of the movement. The outcome? A book of reflections upon his experience as a headteacher.