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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.