Are you interested in acknowledging Christ’s presence and in experiencing His loving gaze upon you in your daily life?
Do you want to see and live a deeper connection between your faith and the concrete circumstances you have to face every day?
Would you like to grow in the awareness that being Catholic is reasonable?
So do we.
Christ was made flesh, and dwells among us: the aim of the movement of Communion and Liberation is to help each other acknowledge Christ present here and now, in our daily life. Christ generates a human reality that is different and that attracts me: this is the beginning of our faith. When we gather for School of Community, we talk about our lives in the light of what we have encountered, and therefore we grow in the awareness of Christ’s presence and in the friendship between us. The method we use is explained by the founder of the Communion and Liberation movement, the Servant of God Msgr. Luigi Giussani:
I’m not here so that you can take my ideas as your own; I’m here to teach you a true method that you can use to judge the things I will tell you. And what I have to tell you is the result of a long experience, of a past that is two thousand years old.’ From the beginning, our educational efforts have always stood by this method, clearly pointing out that it was intended to show how faith could be relevant to life’s needs.
I came to believe deeply that only a faith arising from life experience and confirmed by it (and, therefore, relevant to life’s needs) could be sufficiently strong to survive in a world where everything pointed in the opposite direction, so much so that even theology for a long time had given in to a faith separated from life. Showing the relevance of faith to life’s needs, and therefore – and this ‘therefore’ is important –showing that faith is rational, implies a specific concept of rationality. When we say that faith exalts rationality, we mean that faith corresponds to some fundamental, original need that all men and women feel in their hearts.” (Luigi Giussani, The Risk of Education, New York 2001, pp. 11-12).
If you are interested, come join us! We gather every Thursday night from 7:30 to 8:30pm. You will be provided with the text we are working on. No need to register – walk-ins are welcome 🙂
If you’d like to give us a call, feel free to do so: call or text either Myriam (314-285-0273; firstname.lastname@example.org) or Matteo (314-349-7331; email@example.com)
Hope to see you there! 🙂
Date(s) - May 16, 2019
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
All Saints Parish
Communion and Liberation