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Fr. Luigi Giussani: His gaze penetrated your soul

Current EventsRoberta Gisotti

On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the death of Fr. Giussani, Vatican Radio interviewed Fr. Julián Carrón, the President of the Fraternity. "His legacy? Having introduced us to an experience of faith that continues to fascinate us".

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Ex umbris et imaginibus in veritatem

Current EventsMichela Young

In celebration of the canonization of St. John Henry Newman, the UK CL community organized a pilgrimage to the Birmingham Oratory, home to Newman for forty years. An opportunity to get to know better our first English Saint of the modern era.

Faith and Solitude

Current EventsJulián Carrón

What does it really mean to be “alone”? And how can we live that “finite infinity” that all of us are? A talk from the president of CL at the “Solitude, the Enemy” conference (Florence, November 16, 2019), published in February Traces.

“Without Him we cannot do anything"

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A letter from the retreat with Fr. Carrón in the UK, which recounts the experience of a family that is discovering what really corresponds to their desire.

John Williams with Fr. Luca Speziale (Photo: Luca Fiore)

“What I have been looking for all my life"

Current EventsMichela Young

John, now 85 years old, became a Catholic at 22. After meeting the movement of Communion and Liberation 13 months ago, he says, “I have received a whole new understanding of what it is to be a Christian.”

"Glimpses of liberation and freedom from above"

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Jill recounts the richness of her encounter with Communion and Liberation. The precious realisation that Christ is a reality that she can encounter is "very real but also very beyond me".

Carrón: "Christmas is the encounter with the reality of men and women"

Current EventsJulián Carrón

"God chooses precisely this human state, which no attempt seems able to alter, to challenge the throwaway culture with the newness of a gaze that illuminates the infinite value of every single man." Julián Carrón's letter to 'Corriere della Sera'.

Experiencing freedom at work

Current EventsLuca Fiore

From December Traces: Alessandro is a manager of a multinational company in New York. In an environment in which many young professionals feel orphaned, many come to him for advice. Where does his authority come from?

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“To make my heart beg for him, always"

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Loredana shares her experience of the Beginning of the Year Day, of a new job and the re-discovery of the significance of School of Community. “I don’t need to do anything more than simply embrace our daily bread, this reality, my life.”

Newman's living idea

Current EventsGiuseppe Pezzini

He is the first English saint of the modern age. From the October issue of Traces, Professor Ian Ker, the leading expert on Newman's life and work , presents a portrait of the man, intellectual, pastor and prophet of the contemporary church.

John Henry Newman

Cor ad cor loquitur Part III: Newman's third conversion

Current EventsGiuseppe Pezzini and Michela Young

For the occasion of the canonisation of John Henry Newman on 13th October, we re-propose extracts from the Newman exhibition, which developed Pope Benedict XVI's reading of Newman's life as a threefold journey of conversion. A journey for us all.

John Henry Newman. Photo from The Oxford Oratory.

Cor ad cor loquitor part II: Newman's second conversion

Current EventsGiuseppe Pezzini and Michela Young

For the occasion of the canonisation of John Henry Newman on 13th October, we re-propose extracts from the Newman exhibition, which developed Pope Benedict XVI's reading of Newman's life as a threefold journey of conversion. A journey for us all.

John Henry Newman

Cor ad cor loquitur part I: Newman's first conversion

Current EventsGiuseppe Pezzini and Michela Young

For the occasion of the canonisation of John Henry Newman on 13th October, we re-propose extracts from the Newman exhibition, which developed Pope Benedict XVI's reading of Newman's life as a threefold journey of conversion. A journey for us all.

Meeting 2020: “Devoid of wonder, we remain deaf to the sublime"

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The closing statement from the 2019 edition of the Meeting. The numbers, its themes and protagonists. Next year’s appointment will take place between Tuesday 18 and Sunday 23 August. The title will be a quote from philosopher Abraham Heschel.

Carrón: "The Meeting, a presence charged with proposal"

Current EventsJulián Carrón

“From the very beginning, the Meeting has been a place of encounter, a space of freedom”, born from a “Christian event, lived as the wellspring of an ideal”. Carrón's introduction in the special issue of “Traces” dedicated to the Meeting.

Vacations: The time of freedom

Current EventsLuigi Giussani

“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.” (June 5, 1964)