Cause of Beatification of Luigi Giussani

The opening of the testimonial phase of the Cause of Beatification of the founder of CL. The words of the Archbishop of Milan, Monsignor Mario Delpini, and the greeting of Davide Prosperi. Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio, May 9, 2024

Caring for life

The new issue of Traces is now online, dedicated to the care for life
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.
The GS Way of the Cross during the Triduum in Rimini (Giacomo Bellavista/Fraternity CL)

The promise that awaits us

Pope Francis' message and Davide Prosperi's greeting to the young people of Gioventù Studentesca gathered in Rimini from 28 to 30 March for the Easter Triduum.
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
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Easter 2024. The CL Poster

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

This, then, is what the Passover of the Lord accomplishes: it motivates us to move forward, to leave behind our sense of defeat, to roll away the stone of the tombs in which we often imprison our hope, and to look with confidence to the future, for Christ...

Way of the Cross 2024

The Way of the Cross - led by the meditations of Most Rev. Dermot Farrell, Archbishop of Dublin and accompanied by the choir of Communion and Liberation - will be in Dublin's Phoenix Park on Good Friday, 29th March 2024 at 12pm
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
Erik Varden (Photo: Lupe de la Vallina)
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Erik Varden: broadening desire

In the March issue of Tracce, the Norwegian bishop speaks about the search for love in today's world. The key to living it. And why Mary Magdalene would be “an excellent patron saint for the twenty-first century.”

If in The Shattering of Loneliness he took us on a journey of discovery of God as an answer to the cry of our time, in his latest book, Chastity, Erik Varden addresses a bold theme, which to today's world may sound like a cold gust from a distant era. The...

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

Seamus Heaney: A portrait of the Irish poet

The Irish Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney died ten years ago. A Virgil in an age of uncertainty, recounted in the December issue of Tracce