“Our Lady, it is you who give certainty to our hope!”

The annual pilgrimage to Czestochowa for high school graduates, university near and new graduates of CL is replaced this year by a day at the Basilica of the Holy House on July 19. Here are the Davide Prosperi's words to the young people taking part.
The Pope in Maskwa Park (Photo: Catholic Press Photo)

What builds history?

"To understand we have to look where there is something truly new." John Zucchi recounts how the Pope's "penitential pilgrimage" among the indigenous communities has provoked him. Their pain, and the "encounter".
Pope Francis at the cemetery in Maskwacis (Photo: Catholic Press Photo)

"IN THE FACE OF EVIL, WE PRAY TO THE LORD OF GOODNESS"

The words of Pope Francis during the meeting with indigenous peoples at the Maskwacis cemetery in Edmonton, where some of the victims of residential schools in Canada were remembered.

Follow the Pope's visit to Canada

Speeches, images and videos of the visit Francis called a "penitential" journey.
Davide Prosperi

A surge for life

A preview of the interview with Davide Prosperi in Città Nuova. The full text will appear shortly.
Fr. Giussani at the Rimini Meeting in 1985 (Photo: Archivio Meeting)

TOWARDS THE MEETING: GOD NEEDS MEN

"Christianity was not born to found a religion; it was born as a passion for man." Fr. Giussani's speech at the 1985 Rimini Meeting, from which the title of the 2022 edition is taken: "A passion for man."
The June 20, 2022 conference at the Pontifical Lateran University

Movements and new communities, formation on charisms

The contribution of the President of the fraternity of CL at the theological conference held June 20th at the Pontifical Lateran University, which helps to “look more deeply at what co-essentiality between charism and institution means.”
Exhibit Don Giussani

Giussani: the exhibition in English and other features

The virtual exhibition created for the Giussani's centenary of the birth of CL's is now also available in English for Windows and Mac PCs. All the information and instructions for the guided tour can be found on the website

The booklet of the Spiritual Exercises

The texts of the meditations of Father Mauro-Giuseppe Lepori, Abbot General of the Cistercian Order, on the occasion of the Spiritual Exercises of the Fraternity of CL.
(Photo: Braxton Stuntz/Unplash)

Vacation, the time of freedom

“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)
A woman fleeing at the border of Medyka (Photo: Attila Husejnow/Sipa USA/Mondadori Portfolio).

CL WITH THE POPE: NO TO THE WAR IN UKRAINE

The statement released by the movement regarding the conflict. "We are with all those who are working to stop the horror of this war. But how fragile is the desire for peace if it does not become a task, a daily responsibility."
A drawing by Ivanka in which a woman gives a soldier seeds: "Put these seeds in your pocket, because when you die, at least sunflowers will grow where you lay.”

"MY DRAWINGS FOR MY UKRAINE"

Ivanka is an illustrator in Canada, and is of Ukrainian descent. In the face of war, she chose to help her people by selling her work "to bring attention to the reality of hope" and that "evil doesn’t have the last word."
Way of the Cross during the Holy Week of CL university students. San Leo, 1976. © Fraternità di CL.
Easter 2022

THE EASTER 2022 POSTER

The words of the Pope and of Fr. Giussani accompany a photograph of the Way of the Cross of university students, led by the founder of CL in 1976 (also in video format).
Memorial Mass Montreal

"Not to give God is to give too little"

The homily of Msgr Lepine, Archbishop of Montreal at the Memorial Mass for the centenary of Fr. Giussani's birth.
Naveen Kumar (Unsplash)
Mass for the Centenary of Fr. Giussani

"The Joy of the Gospel in his heart, enabled him to do what he did"

The homily of Msgnr Marcel Damphousse, Archbishop of Ottawa at Memorial Mass for the centenary of Fr. Giussani's birth.
School of Community

Translations of "To Give One's Life for the Work of Another"

Fr. Giussani's "To Give One's Life For the Work of Another" has been published in English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Dutch. Here are translations of the first chapter in other languages.

Fr. Giussani,towards the centenary

2022 will mark the anniversary of the birth of the founder of CL. It is an opportunity to deepen and to make known the novelty that he continues to bring into the lives of many. Here is how you can contribute.