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First Mass

On Sunday July 23rd, at the church of Santa Maria in Domnica in Roma, Fr. Giovanni Barranni celebrated the first mass of the newly ordained priests of the Fraternity of St. Charles. With him were also concelebrating Ignazio Beghi, João Brito, Matteo Pagani and Martino Zavarise, all of whom were ordained the day before.

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Ordinations 2024

On Saturday, June 22nd, in the papal basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, Giovanni Barrani, Ignazio Beghi, João Brito, Matteo Pagani and Martino Zavarise received priestly ordination through the imposition of the hands of Cardinal Sean O’Malley. In the same liturgy, Tommaso Benzoni, Andrea La Piana and Simone Moretti were ordained deacons.

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Spiritual Exercises of Taiwan

The 25th and 26th of May, over 40 people participated in the spiritual exercises of Communion and Liberation in Taiwan, preached by Father Paolo Costa. The retreat was held at the Wencui Center in New Taipei City, in the district of Xindian.

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Pfarrfest!

Every year, on the occasion of the Solemnity of Corpus Domini, the parishes of Rossau (entrusted to the care of the Fraternity of st. Charles) and Lichtental in Vienna, organized a Mass in the park and a procession through the streets of the city. The liturgy was followed by a parish party: a day of […]

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Under the gaze of Christ

In preparation for the Solemnity of Corpus Domini, our parish of St. Charles at Ca’ Granda hosted Msgr. Mario Delpini. The archbishop of Milan, after having celebrated the Holy Mass and presided over Eucharistic Adoration, spoke at a presentation of the book Davanti al Re: sotto lo sguardo di Cristo (“Before the King: Under the […]

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Candidacy for Admission to Holy Orders

On Saturday, May 25th, the seminarians Matthew Conte and Matthew Tobin, originally from New York and Washington D.C., respectively, were admitted as candidates for Holy Orders, the first step towards the priesthood. The rite took place during a Holy Mass celebrated at the House of Formation. After the ceremony, there was a celebration and a […]

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“Promise” of the Knights

On Saturday, May 11th, the priests and seminarians of the Fraternity of St. Charles accompanied groups of Knights (middle school students) from Rome and the Lazio region to the city of Anagni for the traditional ceremony of the “promise”. About 70 kids renewed their decision to follow Jesus through the company of the Church.

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Definitive Incorporations

On Wednesday, May 1, during the Holy Mass celebrated by Fr. Paolo Sottopietra in the chapel of the House of Formation, Tommaso Benzoni, Simone Moretti and Andrea La Piana were definitively incorporated into the Fraternity of St. Charles. The three seminarians will be ordained to the diaconate on June 22 in the Basilica of St. […]

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Village Mission

During Holy Week, at our parish of Immaculate Mary in Mexico City, some university students of Communion and Liberation put on a “village mission”: a week of catechesis, workshops, games and prayers for the children of the neighborhood. For the university students, accompanied by our priests, it was an occasion to experience the joy of […]

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Called to Love

From March 23-27, Gioventù Studentesca (Student Youth) groups from across Mexico gathered at Cumbres del Ajusco National Park to spend several days together. The kids traveled from Mexico City, Oaxaca, Chihuahua, and Querétaro to take part in the vacation. The theme of the week, filled with games, hikes, prayer, and discussions, was “Called to Love”.

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Heaven begins here

The university students of Communion and Liberation in Chile held their vacation in Vilches, a locale at the feet of the Andes and in the center of the country. The young people, accompanied by the priest of the Fraternity of St. Charles, spent their days in hikes, games, singing and moments of sharing. The vacation […]

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Way of the Cross in the city

On Saturday, March 16th, the parishioners of Santa Maria del Rosario gave life to a traditional Way of the Cross along the streets of the neighborhood of Las Aguas, the part of Bogotá where the Fraternity of St. Charles has been present since 2016. The event was, as always, an occasion of public testimony in […]

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Retreat at San Giovanni Rotondo

From Wednesday, February 28th to Sunday, March 3rd, the House of Formation of the Fraternity of St. Charles took a retreat together at San Giovanni Rotondo. The seminarians and their formators were able to pray in the places where St. Pio of Pietrelcina lived, thus having the occasion to become closer to one of the […]

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Embracing the beauty of companionship

On Saturday, February 24, at the Catholic University Fujen of Taipei, Msgr. Massimo Camisasca presented the first Chinese edition of his book La Casa, La Terra e gli Amici (House, Earth, Friends). After the meeting, Msgr. Tommaso Chung An-Zu, bishop of Taipei, celebrated the Holy Mass in the university chapel in memory of Fr. Luigi […]

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“Young Priest” Retreat

As is usual, the recently ordained priests of the Fraternity of St. Charles gathered at Varigotti for a week of prayer, encounter and dialogue. From the 30th of January to the 6th of February, around thirty missionaries exchanged experiences and testimony from five different continents. To enrich their reflection, a few different guests spoke on […]

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Pilgrimage for Anas

On Saturday, January 27, the parish of St. Charles at Ca’ Granda (Milan) organized a pilgrimage in memory of Fr. Antonio Anastasio, called by all “Anas”. The day began with Holy Mass celebrated at the cemetery of Bruzzano, where our brother and friend was laid to rest, and continued with the visit to the tomb […]

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Colonia Urbana 2024: “You were born to be happy”

Once again this year, the parish of Blessed Pedro Bonilli of Sanitago, Chile, organized its Colonia Urbana. Every day, from the 8th to the 19th of January, around 230 children and 80 helpers gathered to spend time together during the hot summer days. From breakfast to afternoon snack, the program included songs, theater, moments of […]

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The camino of St. Brochero

This January, the young people of the parish of St. Raphael in Asunción, Paraguay, traveled to Argentina to complete the “Camino of St. Brochero,” a pilgrimage of about 30 kilometers from the peak of the “Alturas de Córdoba,” all the way to the sanctuary dedicated to St. José Gabriel of Rosario Brochero, a priest who […]

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Novena of the children

The novena of Christmas is an important tradition in Colombia: for nine days, every evening, people gather with friends and family to celebrate together with traditional Christmas songs. In our parish of Bogotá, the priests of St. Charles organized a special novena for the children: for each day, games, songs, moments of catechesis and lunch […]

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Lectors and Acolytes

On Saturday, December 16, in the chapel of the House of Formation, the seminarian Simone Moretti received the ministry of Lector. The following week, on Saturday, December 23, the seminarians Tommaso Benzoni, Andrea La Piana and Simone Moretti received the ministry of Acolyte. Both ministries are important steps approaching the diaconate and priesthood.

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Mass of St. Charles

As is tradition, on Sunday, December 17, close to Christmas, the Fraternity of St. Charles invited friends and benefactors to celebrate together with a Mass in the parish of St. Charles at Ca’ Grande. Besides the opportunity to celebrate with one another, the occasion was marked by a witness of Fr. Paolo Sottopietra, superior general […]

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Pilgrimage to Lo Vásquez

On Saturday, November 18, the priests of the Fraternity of St. Charles who are on mission in Puente Alto (Santiago, Chile), accompanied the local community of Communion and Liberation on a pilgrimage to the sanctuary of the Virgin of Lo Vásquez. Photo by Josè Miguel Torres Garzon.

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Feast of St. Charles

On the occasion of the feast day of St. Charles Borroemo, on Saturday, November 4th, our mission in Puente Alto in Santiago, Chile celebrated the patron of the Fraternity with friends and parishioners. The program began with a witness from Sr. Maria José Viedma, followed by Holy Mass and an evening of songs and Italian […]

  • Santiago de Chile
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