Category Archives: Communion & Liberation

Church bids farewell to Albacete

Marco Bardazzi’s article for the Vatican Insider, “Church buds farewell to Fr. Albacete” gives tribute to great man of God, son of Fr Luigi Giussani.

Lorenzo Albacete, RIP

Msgr LAblaceteDear Friends,

Early this morning,  Msgr. Lorenzo Albacete returned to the Father.

He lived his final days, through pain and suffering, the way he lived all of his life, in complete abandonment to Christ and His body, the Church, with unconditional gratitude.

As he clearly realized he was facing the end of his journey, full of awareness and peace and always surrounded by friends, he told us: “I lived a beautiful life; I always followed Christ. I will live as long as Christ wants me to live.”

We pray that we may have the same affection for Christ, the Church, and Fr. Giussani as our beloved Monsignor had.

Fr. José Medina, FSCB

Raica speaks of his meeting Communion and Liberation

Steven Raica“I’ve developed a great appreciation for the writings of Monsignor Luigi Giussani, founder of Communion and Liberation, a mostly lay movement that began in Italy. I meet regularly with people in this area who are interested in following its charism. It’s based on the encounter with Christ that one has by the very fact that Christ took on our flesh and became one of us to show us the way back to God.”

Bishop-elect Steven Raica
Gaylord, MI

This past week the Holy Father appointed Father Steven John Raica, priest and Vicar General and Chancellor of the Diocese of Lansing, MI, as the fifth bishop of Gaylord, MI. The Diocese of Gaylord is one of the newer dioceses in the USA having been established by Pope Paul VI on July 20, 1971.

For several years Father Raica, 61, has been following the ecclesial movement of Communion and Liberation and the various gestures of CL, including the annual gathering called the New York Encounter.

All of us are full of joy with the news of Father Raica being made a bishop, and a brother who makes the journey of faith in the companionship of Communion and Liberation.

“Press on to Make Him my Own”

This evening, members of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation will embark on the annual journey of making the Spiritual Exercises given by the President of Communion and Liberation, Father Julián Carrón. His theme is taken from Saint Paul, “Press on to make Him my own.”

At this link, here is the introduction to the Exercises is given (in various languages).

Prayers are requested for the more than 140 people making the Exercises together, pressing on to make Jesus Christ our own.

Benefit for Syrian Refugee Relief in NYC

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About the author

Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement, and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]
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