Fraternity and mission

«Fraternity and mission» is the magazine of the St. Charles Fraternity. Since 1995, it has collected witnesses and meditations from our missionaries.

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Definitive Incorporations

On Monday, May 1, during the celebration of the Holy Mass by Fr. Paolo Sottopietra in the chapel of the House of Formation, Giovanni Barrani, Ignazio Beghi, João Brito, Matteo Pagani, and Martino Zavarise were incorporated definitively into the St. Charles Fraternity.

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Living stones

A pilgrimage to the Holy Land to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Sacred Heart Parish in Boston, is a chance to rediscover one of the great gifts of God: communion.

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The Paths of Justice

A meditation on almsgiving, prayer, and fasting, ways to prepare for Easter

  • Massimo Camisasca
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He who does not give God gives too

An episode, apparently unimportant, reveals one of the deepest needs of the heart: the knowledge of being loved. A story from the United States.

  • Tommaso Badiani
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Way of the Cross in the City

On Saturday, March 18, the small community of Communion and Liberation in Taiwan made a Way of the Cross, departing from the parish of St. Paul in Xinzhuang and passing through the nearby park. It was a moment of prayer and of identification with the Passion of Christ. At the end, there was the presentation of […]

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The Promise of the Knights

The kids from our parishes in Rome met at the Abbey of Casamari, near Frosinone, to make the “promise”, a step forward in the faith lived in friendship and communion with their friends and educators. The day was filled with songs, games, a visit to the abbey, and moments of prayer.

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Leave Behind the Clutter

Lent, forty days of preparation for Holy Week: a journey to enter into the gaze of Christ

  • Donato Contuzzi
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The fundamental questions of kids

Only Jesus’ proposal to young people, through education and life lived together, can respond to their deepest questions.

  • Michele Benetti
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36 Years in Africa

The witness of Fr. Valerio, who after 36 years is leaving his beloved mission in Africa to return to Italy

  • Valerio Valeri
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Determined by Grace

All that we are is given to us by the Grace of Christ: A witness by Fr. Giampiero Caruso, missionary in Russia.

  • Giampiero Caruso
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Becoming saints together

Three days spent together with JPII Families, in the Rocky Mountains, with the desire to grow in the path to holiness

  • Teresa Zampogna
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Having Another in your Gaze

Meetings with families to discuss the themes of education, communication between spouses, the use of technology: a witness from Taipei.

  • Antonio Acevedo
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When Man Poses Resistance

God’s action in history is mysterious and sometimes passes through the limits and sins of His people: a meditation by Paolo Sottopietra

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