"I have been called by name, and I cannot tear this away from myself anymore... The awareness of how inadequate I am, of my mistakes, of my limit, is no longer the last word about me. What wins is the certainty of always being embraced and forgiven again by the One who wanted me and gives me every instant.”
“When... the grip of a hostile society tightens around us to the point of threatening the vivacity of our expression, and when a cultural and social hegemony tends to penetrate the heart, stirring up our already natural uncertainties, then the time of the person has come.” (Fr. Luigi Giussani)
The New York Encounter is an annual free three-day public cultural festival centered around fascinating presentations, artistic performances, conferences, exhibits and information booths introducing a variety of charitable, cultural, and work-related initiatives. No registration required.
Marcie Stokman, homeschooling mother of 7, grandmother of 4, nurse, psychologist, and seeker of beauty tells us why she founded the Well-Read Mom reading group that, in only one years’ time, has gained recognition in 26 states, Canada, and France for a total of 74 registered reading groups (and others less formally following the series). Not just a “nice Catholic reading group,” but a powerful catalyst for personal and communal change.
The 2014 Retreat for Priests will be held in Houston, TX from April 21st to the 25th. For additional information including the possibility to receive a brochure for you or any priests you would like to invite, contact Jonathan Fromm, firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register for the retreat, click here.
"On Friday, October 11th, I had the grace of being received in a private audience by Pope Francis. I experienced in person what we have been seeing for months, every time that he appears in public—the extreme familiarity of his entering into a relationship with the individual, even in the midst of enormous crowds."
Available in PDF and EPUB
Notes from the talks by Davide Prosperi and Fr. Julián Carrón at the Beginning Day for adults and university students of CL. Mediolanum Forum, Assago (Milan, Italy), September 28, 2013. Available in PDF and EPUB
The Big Apple from Skin to Core: Poetic Images of New York An evening of poetry, jazz and photographs with readings by Angela Alaimo O’donnell, Poet and Associate Director of the Curran Center for American Catholic Studies at Fordham University, and Rita A. Simmonds, Poet. Music by Jonathan Fields and David Horowitz. Photographs by Theodore Oberman.
December 18, 2013 - New York, NY
American Protestant Theology: Presentation of Msgr. Giussani's book A presentation of American Protestant Theology: A Historical Sketch, the latest book published by the founder of Communion and Liberation with Dr. Archibald J. Spencer.
February 21, 2014 - Houston, TX