Fr.Giussani and I. Confession of a Headteacher

Sixteen years since the death of Fr. Giussani, the story of Hans van Mourik Broekman who "met" Giussani last year, making him reconsider his way of working and living his faith. From the February issue of Traces.
Easter 2021

Easter: the Videoposter

Fr. Giussani's words are accompanied by a work by Giovanni Francesco Romanelli of the apostles John and Peter in front of the empty tomb.
Photo: Association Tombée du Nid
E-nee viritual platform encounter

An Opening to the Other

In January we “met” the Noël family during a conversation organized by the virtual cultural platform É-née. This conversation moved us and awakened our desire for openness and deeper relationship with the Other.
NY Encounter 2021

"A Hope that always surprises us"

Although entirely online, the NYE did not cease to be a place of encounter for the whole United States and Canada. Meetings on the figures of Fr. Giussani and Lorenzo Albacete, as well as on the subjects of racism and economic challenges.

A New World Within the World

A special edition of the New York Encounter will take place February 12-14 with the theme "When reality hits". In anticipation of the new digital Encounter, an interview with Riro Maniscalco, chairman of New York Encounter.

The chosen: A nice Christmas gift

The Chosen a drama series retelling the experience of the disciples encounters with Jesus invites us to look at our "I" and at our unique relationship with Christ.

Grande École: The Gift of Friendship

“Grande École” is a meeting place for Middle-School-aged students in the Canadian community. With participants from two different cities, an effortless friendship continues to blossom amidst the confinement of the pandemic.

EncuentroMadrid: The adventure of Trust

The Spanish event was held online from November 19-22. “We have been able to verify that trust is possible and reasonable because reality is not absurd, but reveals a meaning."

Christ is King

As several Canadian provinces including New Brunswick enter once again into lock down, many of us are surrounded by different reactions and questions, in the midst of such uncertainty and limitations, what can truly save us ?

Avsi Tents Mexico:Saved by the beast

Crammed into a freight train running north to escape violence in their countries. Thousands of minors from Central and South America are stranded at the US border. Another project from this year’s campaign.
Vienna attack

Before God , to entrust our fears

The attack took place a few meters from their home. Then came the news on TV, messages from parishioners. Their Cardinal, from the outset, was in the chapel praying. "Where can hope come from?"

"Before I could not see, and now I see"

David recounts how helping his son prepare for his First Holy Communion became an opportunity to let the faithfulness to the event prevail in him over mere interpretations.
School of Community

Notes from Fr. Carron's School of Community

Work continues on the Beginning of the Year text, 'You only see what you admire', and the fifth chapter of 'The radiance in your eyes'

A closeness that transcends the distance

Natasha experienced the months of the lockdown as a time of deep spiritual closeness to God, she shares her thoughts about her fear of going back to "normalcy" and what she understood through it.

The Aviator: a glimpse into detachment and greater love

Discovering the art of sketching during the pandemic, Alfie shares his experience through the lens of the Russian novel by Eugene Vodolazkin The Aviator (2018).
Beginning Day 2020

Where else can I go?

As he participated in the Beginning Day, Adam recalled his first encounter and recognized once again the gift of the charism for his life.

Rediscovering a belonging

On her way to her morning shift at the Jewish Hospital, Cristina listens to pieces from the collection of Spirito Gentil, from that moment a new awareness of her belonging emerges and marks her day

"Hamilton": a glimpse at our broken humanity

“Hamilton” the musical recounting the story of an oft-overlooked member of the founding fathers reveals to us again the foundation of our unity.

CL Alternate Vacation

Planning a vacation in a pandemic

Towards the end of June, the situation with COVID-19 made it clear that the summer vacations normally held across Canada could no longer take place, a few friends in Toronto came together to share their desire and then propose an “alternate vacation.”

Out now: "The radiance in your eyes"

Julián Carrón’s latest book, The radiance in your eyes – What saves us from nothingness?, is now available online. “An itinerary rooted in an experience and a history, and thus offers a contribution to the search and expectancy of everyone.”

Beirut:"Lebanon is not dead"

The roar, the race to find friends and colleagues, between the rubble and destruction. And fear that returns like a ghost from the past. Rony is Lebanese and works for Avsi, which just launched a fundraiser. His account of Tuesday's tragedy.

Life presses on

"The fact we cannot make the pilgrimage to Czestochowa has not erased the irreducible need that inspires it." Summer proposal for high school and college graduates.

A small "Yes"

It started with a small “yes.” Héloïse, along with the rest of the Montréal CL Choir decided to go and sing to the residents of the long-term care facilities in Montréal, which had been hardly hit by the pandemic.

“Everything that Happens in Your Life is Done for You”

Over the last five months, Dr. Capetti has been at the frontlines of the battle against the Coronavirus in Italy. Following his striking presentation to some University students we decided to contact him and deepen the conversation with him.

Carron: "May the Mystery renew in you the wonder of your first encounter with Christ"

The message of Fr. Julian Carron on the occasion of the priestly and diaconal ordinations of the Fraternity of St. Charles in Europe and North America.