Seeking a Path Forward

The Life of Luigi Giussani

The recently published biography of Luigi Giussani, an influential Italian priest, educator, and founder of Communion and Liberation, offers Americans a genuine example of how to seek a path forward from a turbulent present.
Examining Giussani’s response to the questions provoked by the cultural upheaval of the late-1960s, we can draw inspiration to respond authentically to the similar challenges Christians face today.

 

About the Book

February 2019

In The Life of Luigi Giussani, Alberto Savorana, who spent an important part of his life working and studying with Giussani, draws on many unpublished documents to recount who the priest was and how he lived. Savorana demonstrates that the circumstances Giussani experienced and the people he encountered played a crucial role in defining his vocation. Illuminating details are shared about Giussani’s parents, professors, and friends in the seminary, the things he read, his priesthood, his experience teaching, misunderstandings and moments of recognition, and illness. In addition to providing the first chronological reconstruction of the life of the founder of Communion and Liberation, The Life of Luigi Giussani provides a detailed account of his legacy and what his life’s work meant to individual people and the Church.

 

Reviews

The Life of Luigi Giussani

"This biography does not leave us as we were before we started reading it; it probes us and is able to transform us." Cardinal Marc Quellet - Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops


"This is a book worth reading; not one page of it is boring. An illuminating life.

Joseph H.H. Weiler - Joseph Strauss Professor of Law, New York University

 
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Book Tour 2019

Seeking a Path Forward

From March 9 to March 19, across the United States and Canada, several noted journalists, educators and clerics will join Alberto Savorana, a close collaborator of Luigi Giussani and author of his definitive biography, for ten roundtables to share their insights into the relevance of Giussani’s life experience to today’s context.


New York - March 9th, 2019 - The Sheen Center
Washington - March 10, 2019 - Georgetown University

Miami - March 11, 2019 - St. John Vianney College Seminary

Los Angeles - March 12, 2019 - Little Tokyo LA

Denver - March 13, 2019 - University of Denver, Sturm Hall Davis Auditorium

Omaha - March 14 - Archdiocesan Retreat and Conference Center

Minneapolis - March 16, 2019 - University of St. Thomas

Evansville - March 17, 2019 - University of St. Thomas

Chicago - March 18, 2019 - St. Vincent Ferrer Parish

Montreal - March 19, 2019 - Loyola High School Auditorium


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North America Event Dates

Montreal - March 19, 2019
Tue, Mar 19
Loyola High School Auditorium
Mar 19, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Loyola High School Auditorium, 2477 Rue West Broadway, Montréal, QC H4B 2A4, Canada
Join us for a discussion on these questions as raised in The Life of Luigi Giussani, the new biography of the Italian priest and educator, that can serve as a narrative for American Christians providing a path forward amidst current challenges.
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Chicago - March 18, 2019
Mon, Mar 18
St. Vincent Ferrer Parish Hall
Mar 18, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
St. Vincent Ferrer Parish Hall, 1530 Jackson Ave, River Forest, IL 60305, USA
Join us for a discussion on these questions as raised in The Life of Luigi Giussani, the new biography of the Italian priest and educator, that can serve as a narrative for American Christians providing a path forward amidst current challenges.
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Evansville - March 17, 2019
Sun, Mar 17
Reitz Memorial High School Auditorium
Mar 17, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Reitz Memorial High School Auditorium, 1500 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN 47714, USA
Join us for a discussion on these questions as raised in The Life of Luigi Giussani, the new biography of the Italian priest and educator, that can serve as a narrative for American Christians providing a path forward amidst current challenges.
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Minneapolis - March 16, 2019
Sat, Mar 16
University of St. Thomas OEC Auditorium
Mar 16, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
University of St. Thomas OEC Auditorium, 2115 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN 55105, USA
Join us for a discussion on these questions as raised in The Life of Luigi Giussani, the new biography of the Italian priest and educator, that can serve as a narrative for American Christians providing a path forward amidst current challenges.
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Omaha - March 14, 2019
Thu, Mar 14
Archdiocesan Conference Center
Mar 14, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Archdiocesan Conference Center, 3330 N 60th St, Omaha, NE 68104, USA
Join us for a discussion on these questions as raised in The Life of Luigi Giussani, the new biography of the Italian priest and educator, that can serve as a narrative for American Christians providing a path forward amidst current challenges.
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Denver - March 13, 2019
Wed, Mar 13
University of Denver, Sturm Hall Davis
Mar 13, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
University of Denver, Sturm Hall Davis, 248 E Asbury Ave, Denver, CO 80210, USA
Join us for a discussion on these questions as raised in The Life of Luigi Giussani, the new biography of the Italian priest and educator, that can serve as a narrative for American Christians providing a path forward amidst current challenges.
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Los Angeles - March 12, 2019
Tue, Mar 12
Seeking a Path Forward
Mar 12, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Seeking a Path Forward, 360 E 2nd St, Suite 400 - Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
Join us for a discussion on these questions as raised in The Life of Luigi Giussani, the new biography of the Italian priest and educator, that can serve as a narrative for American Christians providing a path forward amidst current challenges.
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Miami - March 11, 2019
Mon, Mar 11
St. John Vianney College Seminary
Mar 11, 2019, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
St. John Vianney College Seminary , 2900 SW 87th Ave, Miami, FL 33165, USA
Join us for a discussion on these questions as raised in The Life of Luigi Giussani, the new biography of the Italian priest and educator, that can serve as a narrative for American Christians providing a path forward amidst current challenges.
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Washington - March 10, 2019
Sun, Mar 10
Georgetown University Hotel Conference
Mar 10, 2019, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Georgetown University Hotel Conference, Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
Join us for a discussion on these questions as raised in The Life of Luigi Giussani, the new biography of the Italian priest and educator, that can serve as a narrative for American Christians providing a path forward amidst current challenges.
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New York - March 9, 2019
Sat, Mar 09
The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture
Mar 09, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, 18 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012, USA
Join us for a discussion on these questions as raised in The Life of Luigi Giussani, the new biography of the Italian priest and educator, that can serve as a narrative for American Christians providing a path forward amidst current challenges.
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Life of Luigi Giussani

Faith is Reasonable

The goal of this method is “to show how faith can be relevant to life’s needs; to show that faith is rational, reasonable.”

A Point of No Return

Christians are one body. They are united. A Christian lives faith, and faith judges life. It judges everything: eating, drinking, waking, sleeping, living, and dying.

A Yard of Twine

If Christianity is true, there cannot be even one thing of interest it cannot embrace and value.

 

What is CL

Communion and Liberation

 Communion and Liberation (CL) is a companionship inspired by the thought and experience of Luigi Giussani. It is a unique friendship eager to share in all aspects and needs of life. The name CL describes this companionship’s presence in the world, an experience of faith in God lived in communion, which is the person’s true liberation.
CL communities form spontaneously at school, in the workplace, and the neighborhood. No formal registration is necessary. Anyone is welcome to join. Currently, CL is present in about ninety countries on nearly every continent, and in over forty US states.touch to order your copy today and let me know what you think.

 
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"Fr Giussani grew up in a home—as he himself said—poor as far as bread was concerned, but rich with music, and thus from the start he was touched, or better, wounded, by the desire for beauty. He was not satisfied with any beauty whatever, a banal beauty, he was looking rather for Beauty itself, infinite Beauty"

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger

 

Alberto Savorana

Author - Journalist

Alberto Savorana was born in Forlì, Italy, in 1959. He earned a degree in History and Philosophy at the University of Bologna. He and his wife have three children. He has worked as a professional journalist since 1987, including work for RAI-USA in New York. In 2013 he published Vita di don Giussani with Rizzoli. Spanish, Portuguese and English translations have also been produced. Currently, he is the director of the CL Public Relations and Press Office and is responsible for the editorial activities of the Movement.

 
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