COMMUNION AND LIBERATION
Communion and Liberation, in its essence, is a proposal for education in the Catholic faith. Its current name, Communion and Liberation (CL), appeared for the first time in 1969. This name brings together the conviction that the Christian event, lived in communion both with God and the companionship He gives to us, is the foundation of man’s authentic liberation. In explaining how faith could be relevant to life’s needs, the founder of CL, father Giussani, said: “As a result of the education I received at home, my seminary training, and my reflections later in life, 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.”
As Pope John Paul II declared “The experience of faith proposed in Communion and Liberation, generates a new outlook on reality, a responsibility and a creativity that concern every ambit of existence, from work to family relationships, from social commitment to the animation of the cultural and political environment.”” (Letter to Fr Giussani, 2004).
Communion and Liberation is present today in roughly ninety countries on all the inhabited continents, and is guided by Father Julián Carrón, who succeeded Father Giussani after his death in 2005.
No form of membership enrolment is involved, but only the free participation of individual persons. The basic instrument for the formation of those who belong to the Movement is a weekly catechesis which is called the School of Community.
The CL community in our area meets weekly for School of Community
Every Wednesday 08.00pm, starting from 11th September