"Adhere to Christ, build the Church"

An excerpt from Davide Prosperi's Preface to the new book of Fr. Giussani, "Una rivoluzione di sé. La vita come comunione (1968-1970)" [A Revolution of Self. Life as Communion (1968-1970)]
Davide Prosperi and Letizia Bardazzi, president of AIC

Culture: to be for Christ

Notes from the speech by Davide Prosperi, President of the Fraternity of CL, at the assembly of the Association of Italian Cultural Centers (Milan, May 18, 2024)
Community Holiday 2024
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Community Holiday, the Time of Freedom

"Here is the paradox, Freedom is dependence on God" was the theme of CL Ireland annual holiday in Castledaly

Last June, the CL community in Ireland spent the bank holiday weekend together for their annual holiday in Castledaly, a nice country house in the heart of the island. It was an opportunity to spend time with close friends, but also to reconnect with peop...

Little by little

June issue of Traces is online, dedicated to Hope. “To hope, my child, you would have received a great grace" (Ch. Péguy)

“What Surprises Me, Says God, Is Hope”

The booklet of the Spiritual Exercises of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation.
Oxford Convergence 2024

A unity to live and share: Oxford Convergence 2024

A two-day cultural event in Oxford to address the question: “Can we live without fear today?” Meetings on the most pressing challenges of our time, to rediscover that we all have a responsibility to assume, and have the freedom to change history.
Davide Prosperi greets the Holy Father after a private audience (Vatican Media/Catholic Press Photo)

"Faithful to the Charism, creative in the world"

The letter from the President of the Fraternity of CL, Davide Prosperi, addressed to the entire movement after the private audience with the Holy Father on Saturday, June 15, 2024.
Gaza, around the al-Shifa hospital, April 2024 (Photo: © Omar Ishaq/APA Images via Zuma Press Wire/Mondadori Portfolio)

The possible embrace

Two fathers, one Israeli, the other Palestinian, whose daughters were killed in separate incidents in the conflict, reconciled in the Parents' Circle association. We met them along with writer Colum McCann, who wrote the epic book Apeirogon.
Foto iStock/Giovanni Seabra

Infinite Dignity

In the June issue of Traces, a dialogue with theologian Javier Prades on the recent Vatican Declaration: “A judgment on the present and a meeting point for those who share the value of the person proposed by the church.”
The Way of the cross at the GS' Triduo (Photo: Denis Billi/Fraternità CL)

This is what I want for my life

A testimony on the GS Triduo in Italy, the journey, the Way of the Cross, the lessons, the songs, an unexpected encounter.

I am 14 year old and I have been a part of CL ever since I could remember and joined the Secondary School Student Group (GS) in Ireland a year ago. When I heard about the Triduo (three-day Holy Week retreat) in Rimini for the GS, I was very excited. A ...

Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa during his speech at the Lateran University (Ansa/Claudio Peri)
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Peace made of Forgiveness, Truth, and Justice

The "Lectio magistralis" of Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, at the Lateran University on May 2

Thank you for your invitation, which I have been honored by. I am grateful to your venerable institution, with which we have been in collaboration for many years now. Thanks to the fact that the Latin Patriarchate Theological Studies has been granted affi...

Pope Francis issues the Bull of Indiction for the Ordinary Jubilee of 2025. St. Peter's Basilica, May 9, 2024 (Photo: Riccardo Antimiani/Ansa)
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Hope does not disappoint

On May 9, in St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis proclaimed the Ordinary Jubilee of 2025 with the Bull "Spes non confundit".

1. "Spes non confundit." “Hope does not disappoint” (Rom 5:5). In the spirit of hope, the Apostle Paul addressed these words of encouragement to the Christian community of Rome. Hope is also the central message of the coming Jubilee that, in accordance wi...

St. Peter's Square during the Regina Caeli on Sunday, May 5, 2024 (Riccardo Antimiani/Ansa)
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“I do not call you servants any longer, but friends”

Pope Francis' words at the Regina Caeli last Sunday. St. Peter's Square, May 5, 2024.

Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! Today the Gospel tells us about Jesus who says to the Apostles: “I do not call you servants any longer, but friends” (cf Jn 15:15). What does this mean? In the Bible the “servants” of God are special people, ...

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Fr. Luigi Giussani, 1922-2005 (Photo: Fraternità di CL)

Fr. Giussani: the testimonial phase opens for the cause of beatification

On May 9, the Solemnity of the Ascension, the first public session will be held by the Archbishop of Milan in the Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio. The words of Davide Prosperi.
Fr. Luigi Giussani (Sergio Assandri/Archivio Fraternità CL)
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"Christianity as an event today"

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.

Moderator. Fr. Giussani will speak to us this evening on “Christianity as an Event Today,” which is the inspiration for the experience he generated and today lives in and for the Church, one that has touched all of us. There will be time at the end for a ...

Pope Francis at the audience for Fr. Giussani's centenary on October 15, 2022 (Roberto Masi/Fraternity CL)

The Pope's letter: the path to Follow

Notes from the Communion and Liberation leaders’ meeting with Davide Prosperi and Francesco Cassese on Pope Francis’ letter to the whole movement. Milan and via video connection from Italy and around the world, February 20, 2024
Monsignor Filippo Santoro and Davide Prosperi with Pope Francis in a private audience on January 15, 2024 (Vatican Media/Catholic Press Photo)
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The Pope to CL: "Preserve Unity"

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