Current Events - 2023

Cesena (Photo: Giacomo Bellavista)

Flooding: signs of hope for life

Current EventsDavide Prosperi

Davide Prosperi's letter to "Corriere della Sera," after visiting communities in Emilia-Romagna.

The Radcliffe Camera, Oxford (Photo:Unsplash/Ben Seymour)

Oxford: A source of faith and unity for all

Current EventsFrancesco Banfi

The presentation of The Religious Sense at the University of Oxford’s Catholic Chaplaincy. An opportunity for the local community to bear witness to what has taken hold of each person's life.

Florence and Obote Milton

Uganda: Florence's three prayers

Current EventsAnna Leonardi

She is one of "Rose's women." Her and Obote Milton were to be married in a church 20 years after their marriage in a tribal ceremony. Two weeks before the wedding he was killed. Their story and her words at his funeral.

Photo: Unsplash/Brandi Alexandra

"These nuns are not afraid"

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A Sunday morning with the Missionaries of Charity among the homeless. Gerald's coffee, Cyrian's gaze, the Gospel gifted among the tents... An account of a day of charitable work in San Francesco.

Working in the mud in Castel Bolognese (Photo: Pasini)

Flooding: An unreserved friendship

Current EventsDavide Prosperi

Davide Prosperi's message to the Communion and Liberation movement on the emergency in Emilia-Romagna, with directions about how to help those affection.

Emanuela Vismara in the oncology ward

"Infinitely, will you be here?"

Current EventsAnna Leonardi

A work “within” her work. From the May issue of Tracce, the experience of Emanuela Vismara, a young nurse in a pediatric oncology ward.

Jim Foley (© Ansa)

The forgiveness of a mother

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Diane Foley lost a journalist son, kidnapped and beheaded by Isis in Syria. But resentment did not have the last word: "God teaches us mercy. We all need mercy.” She met his murderer, and convinced the U.S government to intervene in defense of hostages.

The visit to the Shrine of Our Lady Consolata in Paljurska during the vacation of the Balkan communities in Macedonia

"That common thread that binds us"

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From Bulgaria, Greece, Kosovo, Romania... The small communities of the movement from the Balkans gathered in Macedonia at the end of March for a vacation.

Monsignor Paolo Martinelli (Photo: Massimiliano Migliorato/Catholic Press Photo) Photo: Ansa Photo: Ansa Did you manage to meet these people? Although it is a great desire of mine, so far I have not yet been able to meet the community of Yemen. But we hav

Christians in Yemen, a tenacious presence

Current EventsMaria Acqua Simi

The lingering war, the glimmers of peace. And dialogue with the Muslim world. One year after taking office, the Vicar Apostolic in Southern Arabia, Monsignor Paolo Martinelli, speaks of what is happening there.

A Via Crucis in the symbolic place of the Holocaust to respond to Pope Francis’ appeal for peace. Anna from Krakow, who had not dared to visit the concentration camp for a long time, recounts the event.

At the Golgotha of Auschwitz for peace

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A Via Crucis in the symbolic place of the Holocaust to respond to Pope Francis’ appeal for peace. Anna from Krakow, who had not dared to visit the concentration camp for a long time, recounts the event.

Fr. Branson baptizing Alvin during the 2023 Easter Vigil

“It Was 3:59”

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Traveling to Atlanta for work, Steve meets the CL community and Alvin, who shared with him the specific moment when he “first bumped into Christ”.

The presentation of "The Religious Sense" at the Dal Verme Theater. Milan, May 2, 2023 (Pino Franchino/Fraternity CL)

Bergoglio on Giussani's The Religious Sense

Current EventsJorge Mario Bergoglio

On May 2 The Religious Sense was presented in Milan. Here is a 1998 speech by Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the then Archbishop of Buenos Aires, during a meeting on the book in the Argentine capital.

During the testimonies of Hans Van Mourik Broekman and Fr. Michael Carvill

"A life lived to the full": happening now in Dublin

Current EventsSilvia Baldazzi

In Dublin, the CL community commemorated the centenary of Giussani's birth with a series of testimonies from speakers across the world on who Fr. Giussani is for them, and how his charism is still relevant today.

Fr. Pier Luigi Maccalli

Maccalli: The chains, the desert and freedom

Current EventsAnna Leonardi

Kidnapped for more than two years by Islamic terrorists, Fr. Pier Luigi Maccalli, a missionary in Africa, recounts his dialogue with his captors. And with God. From the March issue of Tracce.

Announcement of School of Community

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Notes on the Announcement of School of Community with Davide Prosperi and Monsignor Filippo Santoro in video conference, March 15, 2023.

C.D. Friedrich, Easter Morning, detail (c.1828-1835). Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid (© Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza/Scala, Florence).

Easter 2023: The videoposter

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The words of Pope Francis and Fr. Giussani accompany a canvas by Caspar David Friedrich this year, "Easter Morning"

A History of Mercy

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Br. Angelus reflects on his journey that led him to St. Benedict’s Abbey, and that accompanies him now.

Eric Varden during the dialogue in New York (Photo: NY Encounter)

Bringing forth the fountain

Current EventsLuca Fiore

A dialogue with Erik Varden, Cistercian monk and Bishop of Trondheim, a guest for the first time at the New York Encounter. From the March issue of Tracce.

Fr. Michael Carvill, John Cavadini, and John Zucchi

The True Frontier of Human Dignity

Current EventsVincent Petruccelli

Fr. Michael Carvill, John Cavadini and John Zucchi discuss The Religious Sense at the 2023 New York Encounter.