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The War In Ukraine And The "Prophecy For Peace"

The CL flyer on the situation of conflict in Ukraine. It is a contribution offered to all to understand the value of Pope Francis' judgment and to promote public initiatives of prayer and discussion.

https://english.clonline.org/news/current-events/2022/11/16/flyer-peace-communion-and-liberation

Brian Billion
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Wounded by the Desire for Beauty

Here is an excerpt from the biography of Fr. Giussani proposed by the Colorado communities after hosting a piano concert celebrating the centenary of Fr. Giussani.

On Sunday, November 20th, the Colorado Communion and Liberation communities organized a piano concert in celebration of Fr. Giussani's anniversary. Pianist and composer Brian Billion played music by Schubert and Chopin. The concert took place in the beaut...

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A Heart Full of Wondrous Love

Filled with a sense of freedom and belonging, Teresa shares what is happening in her life in Kansas.

I keep finding myself saying, “I feel more myself than I have in a long time”. I am so grateful for this. It has been difficult to try to put to words what has happened in my heart since the end of the summer. I first began to realize the change on my way...

Dr. David L Schindler
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David Schindler. A Message from Davide Prosperi

To the communities of Communion and Liberation in Washington DC and throughout the United States.

Dear friends, On this time of great sadness over the call to Heaven of our fraternal friend Professor David L. Schindler last November 16, I express on behalf of the entire Movement my most heartfelt sympathy to his children, family members and all of ...

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The Grace To Belong

Caroline discovers a place and a people who help her to live her questions fully.

I am currently in my third year of medical school, which means I have finally made the transition from the books to the hospital. And for the first time in my life, I have no idea what I want to be when I grow up. Deciding to go to medical school was one ...

"The Good Samaritan" by Ferdinand Hodler
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“Ultimately, the Secret Quality is Love”

A dinner in Minnesota born from the experience of the MedConference was a new beginning for Tom’s work.

Recently I went to dinner at a friend’s house. She had attended the MedConference in Montreal and wanted to share her experience. We had dinner with around twenty people, most of whom I did not know. Our group ranged from seasoned doctors to a high school...

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“This Day of Our Easter Rejoicing Our Innocence He Will Renew”

The audience with Pope Francis on October 15 was a new beginning and I would like to share my experience with you.

I was sitting on the sagrato of St. Peter’s square and from that vantage point I looked at the square and at the immense crowd of people. It was a huge turnout, filling all of the corners of the square. When the Pope said: “Your movement does not lose its...

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The Reawakening of My Heart

Having helped with the MedConference from its inception, Fedi is not spared the work of verifying that this place is necessary for her life.

The MedConference started as a way for Elvira, my mentor, to help some of us who were students at the time face the question of discerning a career in the medical field. What began as a simple desire to show us the beauty of caring for someone who is ill ...

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Where Humanity and Beauty Coincide

Attending the MedConference for the first time, Michelle discovers the integration of medicine and faith.

I desired to attend the 2022 MedConference the moment I saw the advertisement come through my email. I had never been and almost did not go because I was scared to travel abroad on my own. However, to my own good fortune (and likely a grace), a nurse frie...

"Who is This Man?"

Encountering Fr. Rich, Emily desires to discover who Fr. Giussani is.
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Celebrating the Centenary in Houston

Benedetto shares the beauty of the Houston community’s celebration of Fr. Giussani on the centenary of his birth.

Some of our friends from the Houston Communion and Liberation community were able to go to Rome for the audience with Pope Francis on October 15th. However, most of us could not. Therefore, we decided to celebrate the centennial of the birth of Fr. Giussa...

“The Allegory of Good and Bad Government” by Ambrogio Lorenzetti
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“Why Is This Risk Worth Taking?”

After a last minute candidacy in the latest Italian elections, Francesco shares his decision to run and the things he discovered in taking this risk.

A few friends asked me to share my experience as a candidate in the latest election cycle in Italy. This was the first time I was personally involved, as a candidate, with a political campaign. Many asked me, “Why was this risk worth taking?” I was bo...

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A Tenderness that Draws Near

Carie followed the CL audience with Pope Francis, even from her station in the Bahamas.

At 3:30 a.m. EST on October 15th, I woke up in a dark hotel room, brushed my teeth, dressed, filled my thermos with coffee, and set out to meet the Pope. I wasn’t in Rome; I was on an island in the Bahamas, and I was trying not to be sad about it. Whe...

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Walking as One

Pilgrims from the US who traveled to Rome for the papal audience witness the communion generated by the faith of Fr. Giussani and cared for by Pope Francis.

Drawn to make the pilgrimage to St. Peter’s Square on October 15, the 100th anniversary of Fr. Giussani’s birth, one hundred and thirty friends from across the United States gathered with several thousand others in St. Peter’s Square for the audience with...

Pope Francis
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A Call That Resounds

Reflecting on his pilgrimage to Rome, Alessandro recalls the origin of his discovery of his vocation.

In 2001, after graduating, I visited a friend who entered the seminary of the Fraternity of St Charles Borromeo in Rome. We spent a few days together and he showed me many places in Rome I never visited, among which the Church of St Louis of the French. ...

Friends from the US and Italy gather after the audience with Pope Francis
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The Road to Rome

Some friends who traveled to Rome for the audience with Pope Francis share their experiences.

As the audience with the Pope began with singing, praying the Angelus, and listening to audio recordings of Giussani, I couldn’t help but look around St. Peter’s Square at all the people gathered to celebrate Fr. Giussani: the man who has guided us and sh...

Pilgrims from Florida
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“Only Christ Takes My Humanity Completely To Heart”

In Rome for the audience with Pope Francis, Audrey rediscovers what belonging to the Church means for her life.

Although it’s safe to say that I am still processing our recent trip to Rome for the papal audience, there is something that became clear to me while we were there that grounded each moment we lived, whether big or small. I have spent my life working (...