Stories - 2023 - Page 3

Hands in the Dough

StoriesLuca Fiore

Randy left a job in finance to take over a traditional bakery in Texas with his wife Lucy. Now he has two stores, places “to live together the fulness of the things we do.” From the May issue of Traces

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Celebrating Father’s Day


“I have seen that the living communion in Christ is the flower of hope capable of bringing comfort, love, and dignity to my neighbors”.

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The Beginning of Something New


The Nashville community invites other local lay movements to share in the “prophecy for peace” and a new friendship is born.

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"Why are men so afraid?"


Simone’s witness of his time with the sisters of Mother Teresa sheds a new light on the cultural phenomenon of fearing each other that is spreading across the US.

Something that Comes Before


Friends from across the Southeast gather in South Carolina for a diaconia, helping each other to judge with a more human criteria.

To Grow in Love for God and Others


Inviting the NYC CL community to present an exhibit on Fr. Giussani at his parish, Don Luigi shares what this experience was for him and for his parish community.

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Serving in Aleppo


CLU students spoke with Giacomo Pizzi to learn more about his work for Pro Terra Sancta in Aleppo.

Dr. Michael Hanby, Dr. Michele Averchi, and Dr. Brandon Vaidyanathan discuss <em>The Religious Sense</em> at Catholic University of America

At the Heart of Man


CLU students in Washington, DC host a panel discussion on The Religious Sense.

Fr. Branson baptizing Alvin during the 2023 Easter Vigil

“It Was 3:59”


Traveling to Atlanta for work, Steve meets the CL community and Alvin, who shared with him the specific moment when he “first bumped into Christ”.

Marco, Davide and Marco at the 2023 Spiritual Exercises in Chicago, IL

A Path of Faith


Marco recounts his encounter with CL and his recent step to enroll in the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation.

South Wall Tapestry from the “Communion of Saints Tapestries” by John Nava at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, California

The Value of Diversity


Provoked by the New York Encounter dialogue on diversity, some friends continued the conversation in the following months and share here their attempt to judge DEI.

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Beauty at Work


An interview with Brandon Vaidyanathan about his “Beauty at Work” podcast.

Easter Capture-the-Flag


The witness of an Easter celebration that “announces and shows the beauty of His friendship in our lives”.

Bishop Fernandes washing feet at a prison on Holy Thursday (Photo by Ken Snow)

Christ Sets Us Free


“The gaze of love can be transformative. It is Christ who breaks the prison bars and sets us free.” Bishop Earl of Columbus reflects on the Resurrection in light of his recent experience.

C.D. Friedrich, EASTER MORNING (c.1828-1835), Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid. (© Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza/Scala, Firenze)

The Tradition of the Easter Poster


“The posters serve a pedagogical purpose and, in fact, some of them can form us in ways that we only see, understand, and verify in time.”