Stories - 2022

The Prophecy Of Peace In Times Square


70 people gathered in Manhattan's famous square to respond to Pope Francis' invitation. Christmas carols and readings of excerpts by the Pope and Fr. Giussani amid the Saturday afternoon crowds. CBS News also covered the event.

“The Flowering Orchard” by Vincent van Gogh (detail)

Something Unexpected


Friends in Connecticut gather together the small communities throughout the state.

One City Mission, Photo Credit: Renato Zacchia

One City Mission


Salvatore shares his experience of One City Mission post-lockdown and the hope he sees.

A Place Prepared for Us


Upon their move to Houston, Brandon and his family discover a community made up of different faces but with the same familiar characteristics.

Brian Billion

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.

A Heart Full of Wondrous Love


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

The Grace To Belong


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

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 Allegory of Good and Bad Government” by Ambrogio Lorenzetti

“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.

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.

Pope Francis

A Call That Resounds


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

Friends from the US and Italy gather after the audience with Pope Francis

The Road to Rome


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

Fr. Giussani's tomb

A Unity We Do Not Create


Traveling alone from Alabama, Mandy finds herself among thousands of brothers and sisters, all united by the ‘yes’ of Fr. Giussani.