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The image from the Easter poster 2024. Duccio di Buoninsegna (1260 ca.-1318), Maestà, cymantium: "The Appearance of Christ behind closed doors". Museo dell’Opera Metropolitana, Siena, Italy Photo: Opera Metropolitana Siena/Scala, Florence

Easter 2024. The CL poster

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This year, the words of Pope Francis and Fr. Giussani are accompanied by Duccio di Buoninsegna's "The Appearance of Christ behind closed doors".

Archbishop Mario Delpini at the Mass for Father Giussani. Milan Cathedral, 26 February 2024 (Pino Franchino/Archive CL)

Milan: "A sign of God's faithfulness”

Current EventsMario Delpini

The Mass for the 19th anniversary of Fr. Giussani’s death and the 42nd anniversary of the pontifical recognition of the Fraternity of CL, celebrated in Milan’s Cathedral by Archbishop Mario Delpini. Here is his homily and Davide Prosperi’s greeting.

St. Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne (photo B. O'Donnell)

MELBOURNE:"The Blessing of an infinite Love"

Current EventsCecilia and Raffaella

An aggressive and rare cancer struck Laura and she fought for her life for 6 years. The memorial held in Melbourne this past September to commemorate her life became a testament that touched the hearts of communities across Australia.

Alexej Navalny (Mitya Aleshkovsky/Wikimedia Commons)

Navalny: a rose is forever

Current EventsGiovanna Parravicini

What happened in Russia on February 16 reopened a wound that we were getting used to. And it reminded everyone again that “nothing exists without freedom.” After the death of the opposition leader, here is the provocation that his life represents.

The CL holiday in Las Trancas (Chile)

Chile: "That gift that we are already living"

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The CL community vacation at the foot of the Chillán volcano: hikes, testimonies, and listening to Russian and local songs. With the evidence "of a Presence that is already happening in our lives.”

Fr. Luigi Giussani (Sergio Assandri/Archivio Fraternità CL)

"Christianity as an Event Today"

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On the 19th anniversary of his death, the full version of the unpublished text from the February issue of Traces: notes from a lesson given by Fr. Luigi Giussani in 1992.

Miguel Benasayag (© Isabella De Maddalena/opale.photo/Mondadori Portfolio)

The machine of the world

Current EventsStefano Filippi

Technological developments that revolutionize everyday reality: What becomes of the human after having delegated many functions to the computer? In February Traces, Miguel Benasayag, psychoanalyst and neurophysiologist, provides answers.

"Behold, I make all things new"

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The Spiritual Exercises of the University Students of Communion and Liberation (CLU) were held in Rimini from 8 to 10 December 2023, with the theme "Behold, I make all things new" (Rev 21:5). The lessons were delivered by Fr. Francesco Ferrari.

A process of gazing

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From November 23 to 26 2023, the second gathering of a group of young people from the movement took place in Assisi. Over four hundred people, from Italy and abroad, shared moments of intense discussion and experienced moments of conviviality.

One of the recent editions of the New York Encounter (Photo: NY Encounter)

Artificial Intelligence and the sleeping soul

Current EventsLuca Fiore

The New York Encounter 2024 kicks off on Friday, February 16. Among the protagonists at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan is an exhibition dedicated to AI. Curator Davide Bolchini explains what it touches upon and how it came about.

Fr. Giussani on the day of his first Mass in Desio, May 31, 1945 (Livia Giussani personal archive)

Fr. Giussani: Masses around the world

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Celebrations for the 19th anniversary of the death of the founder of Communion and Liberation and the 42nd anniversary of the pontifical recognition of the Fraternity

Monsignor Filippo Santoro and Davide Prosperi with Pope Francis in a private audience on January 15, 2024 (Vatican Media/Catholic Press Photo)

The Pope to CL: "Preserve unity"

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After the audience with Davide Prosperi and Monsignor Filippo Santoro, Francis has sent a letter on the anniversary of Fr. Giussani's death and the 70th anniversary of the movement. Here are his words and the message from the President of the Fraternity.

Hong Kong (Unsplash/Spencer Chows)

A Catholic university for Hong Kong

Current EventsMaria Acqua Simi

The recognition of St. Francis, the first of its kind, by the Government of the autonomous territory of South East China. It is news that is "to be welcomed with cautious optimism", as Father Bernardo Cervellera, PIME missionary, explains.

Spirto Gentil Society

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Changed by the friendship with a couple that moved away, Bill and his wife decide to open their home with the hope of meeting and embracing more of these friends.

Dr. Robert Aslan with his “patient” Fr Richard Ddumba, who celebrated the first anniversary Mass for the surgery on 13 June. Photo: Giovanni Portelli

The Inspiring Journey of Dr. Robert Aslan and St. Anthony Dental

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A Sydney dentist decides to devote half his time to providing free dental treatment for the disadvantaged, dedicating his new practice to St Anthony. He considers it a blessing working with those in need, using his skills to make a difference.

A collage made by Stevens for his latest album, 'Javelin' (Photo: © Courtesy Sufjan Stevens)

Sufjan Stevens: An angel with a banjo

Current EventsLuca Fiore

In his songs he quotes Flannery O'Connor, he is a believer but does not want to "impose a religious content on anything I do" because the important thing is that "faith lives." A portrait of a great uncategorizable American singer-songwriter.

(Photo: Unsplash/Bethany Zwag)

Caterina and that 'yes' to say in every moment

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The news of pregnancy, the joy and gratitude. Then, the diagnosis of a disease that would not allow the baby to survive. "I was overwhelmed by pain and anger," says the mother. Until an encounter...

People stock up on water in Dhaka, Bangladesh, because of drought (Kazi Salahuddin Razu/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Integral ecology. Against individualism

Current EventsMaria Acqua Simi

The environmental emergency is linked to migration, exploitation, unemployment, the struggle for resources that triggers conflict and generates poverty. Simona Beretta speaks about it in the January issue of Tracce.

Paul Cézanne, "Apples", 1878-79. Metropolitan Museum, New York

Indestructible, stubborn presence

Current EventsGiuseppe Frangi

Still lifes, but which enclose the hand of the Creator in their 'being'. Giovanni Testori's "Two apples" and the deep connection with the works of Cézanne and Giacometti.