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You Cannot Love What Shocks You


With the desire to go deep into the meaning of suffering, Stephanie reflects on the New York Encounter’s panel on the new book Cry of the Heart.

“An Unconditional Embrace”

StoriesAmy Sapenoff Hamm

The New York Encounter event introducing the newly translated book by Fr. Giussani, “The Miracle of Hospitality” shares three expressions of the same unconditional embrace.

“Wanderer above the Sea of Fog” by Caspar David Friedrich

Nietzsche’s Urge for the Truth


Stephen, curator of the New York Encounter exhibit on Friedrich Nietzsche, shares why knowing Nietzsche is helpful for understanding our American culture.


Current Events

The presentation “Peace on Earth” at the New York Encounter with Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN, and Most Reverend Borys Gudziak, Metropolitan Archbishop of Philadelphia of the Ukrainian Catholic Church.

The Event of A People


Riro, one of the New York Encounter organizers, shares the work and the beauty of the New York Encounter and its 2023 theme.

The Wound of Aleppo

Current Events

One of the most devastating earthquakes in Middle Eastern history. Thousands killed and wounded, in an area already tried by years of war. Yet "some already know where to start again."

Fr. Luigi Giussani

In the Heart of the Church


“Fr. Giussani has been for me the door by which I suddenly find myself in the very heart of the Church; a heart which is alive and is giving life.” A witness from Fr. Michael in Indiana.

Identity and Relationship

Current Events

Sexual fluidity and the anthropological crisis, its causes and consequences. From the January issue of Tracce, a dialogue with Alberto Frigerio, priest, doctor, and professor of Ethics.

"At Eternity's Gate" by Vincet Van Gogh

Saved from the Abyss


Matteo responds to a concerned mother, sharing the experience of rebirth he and his family have encountered in the Cenacolo community.

The Tenderness of His Presence


“I felt free to share everything with these new friends” – visiting her friend in Florida, Sofia rediscovers her need to discover Christ within a companionship in the flesh.

Pilgrimage for Peace


The Denver School of Community shares their judgment to propose a pilgrimage and what they discovered in light of this moment together.

The members of the diocesan tribunal (Photo: Paolo Gianferrari)


Current Events

On Saturday, December 10 the first phase of Enzo Piccinini’s cause for beatification began. The tribunal presided over by the bishop has been established. Here are the words of Davide Prosperi and those of Monsignor Erio Castellucci.

Chicago: "A Chance to Risk my Whole Self"


A study program took Matteo to America for a few months with some classmates. Meeting the local CL community, daily life, and a friendship that day by day became more interesting.

A True Sign of Hope Among Us


Friends in California prepare moments for adults and kids to “discover the beauty of living the adventure of having a family.”

Herbert Boeckl, Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch, Angel’s Chapel, Seckau Abbey, Styria, Austria, 1952-60

"Here I am, send me!"


Reflecting on her encounter with the Movement in light of the audience with Pope Francis, Elisabetta discovers what it means to live a life of mission in her circumstances.

A Wasteland No Longer


Returning to her old high school in Iowa for her first job, Lexi discovers how Christ makes “all things new.”

Joseph Ratzinger (Photo: Catholic Press Photo)

The Childlike Giant

Current Events

The message of Davide Prosperi, president of the Fraternity of CL, to the entire movement on the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

Benedict XVI on the opening day of the Year of Faith, October 11, 2012 (Catholic Press Photo)

Benedict XVI: "My Spiritual Testament"

Current Events

"Jesus Christ is truly the Way, the Truth, and the Life - and the Church, in all her shortcomings, is truly His Body." The words of the Pope Emeritus released by the Holy See.

Photograph by Giulietta Riboldi

The Possibility of Peace in Life


Jonathan shares his experience of gathering with his friends in Times Square to respond to Pope Francis' invitation to accompany him in the prophecy for peace.