By Davide Rondoni

The Communion and Liberation circulate started in Milan, Italy, within the Fifties as an try to converse the notice that Christ is the single actual reaction to the inner most wishes of individuals at each second of background. the person that encounters and welcomes the presence of Christ undergoes a conversion that has effects on not just the person but in addition the encompassing surroundings. The move unfold speedily all through Italy and is now found in a few seventy nations around the globe, together with humans of every age and in each career at each point of society. Communion and Liberation strains the heritage of the move, illuminating the most features of its constitution and the reports of its participants. The advent via Monsignor Luigi Giussani is a testomony to his devotion to the Church and to his fans. The appendices contain Pope John Paul II's relocating handle to the ecclesiastic hobbies and the recent groups in the Church and Monsignor Giussani's description of his assembly with the pope in Rome, 30 could, 1998. An thought to all, Communion and Liberation should be of curiosity to students of spiritual pursuits in addition to to all these drawn to reassessing their lives.

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John, and to recognize in Beethoven and Donizetti vivid expressions of the eternal religious sense of man. From that moment, reference to the fact that truth is recognized by the beauty in which it manifests itself would always be part of the movement's educational method. One can see in the history of CL a privileged place given to aesthetics, in the most profound, Thomist sense of the term, compared to an insistence on an ethical referent. From the time of his years in the seminary and as a theology student, Msgr.

Giussani in his life at home, in the seminary, or in the various situations that he traversed is sufficient to "explain" the birth of a movement from this person. The gift of the Holy Spirit, or charism, introduces in this sense a value that at the same time augments and transfigures even the contingent circumstances in which the personality and temperament of the founder of a movement like CL were formed. "I do not feel like a founder," Msgr. " 3O A MOVEMENT IN THE CHURCH Luigi Giussani was born in 1922 in Desio, a small town near Milan.

And he preferred to remain loyal to his secular view of reason and said: 'No, it is not rational/ 'There, kids/ I ex- 4O A MOVEMENT IN THE CHURCH claimed, 'the difference between me and your professor does not lie in the fact that I believe and he doesn't, the difference is not that I believe and you don't. " If faith had no relationship with rationality, it could not have a real space in our lives, because man typically lives by rationality. On the proposal of reason seen as a window open onto reality, on the call thus to live every aspect of reality according to its ultimate nature as a sign (we must admit that everything, in fact, even what has been most definitively investigated and known, refers to something else, to a "vanishing point") and on the call to be on guard against every reduction of reason to a mere instrument of measuring and taking hold of the real, Msgr.

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