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Communion & Liberation received a letter from John Paul II 25 years ago

On the Thirtieth Anniversary of the Founding of Communion and
Liberation

Rome, September 29, 1984

Dearest Brothers and Sisters! I wish first
of all to thank Msgr Giussani for his introductory remarks, as well as all the
others who took part in this introduction.

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1. I express

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Saints Michael, Gabriel & Raphael, archangels

Archangels MdOggiono.jpgBless the Lord, all you his angels, mighty in power, you obey his word and heed the sound of his voice.

God our Father, in a wonderful way you guide the work of angels and men. May those who serve you constantly in heaven keep our lives safe from harm on earth.
In her liturgy, the Church joins with the angels to adore the thrice-holy God. She invokes

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Wonder & Knowledge: where do they meet with science

Crossroads Cultural Center & Columbia Catholic Ministry in
collaboration with the

Center for the Study of Science and Religion at Columbia

 

WONDER AND KNOWLEDGE

A conference on the origin of the
universe in science and philosophy and the role of wonder in scientific
discovery

 

SPEAKERS:   

Msgr. Lorenzo ALBACETE–Theologian, author, columnist

Dr. Marco BERSANELLI— Prof. of Astrophysics, University of
Milan and author of From Galileo

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To live without reservation: what Francis may be pointing to

Some have called Liliana Cavani’s Francesco (1989; DVD 1998) a gritty alternative to Franco
Zeffirelli’s
Brother Sun, Sister Moon. And I agree. Zeffirelli, while a brilliant filmmaker, can ruin a
saint. And whatever may be said of Cavani’s work,
Francesco is neither a saccharine nor romantic portrayal of
the 13th century’s radical saint, Francis of Assisi. His sincerity is strikingly beautiful. This movie is based on
Herman Hesse’s book
Francis of Assisi. Cavani’s film

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Saint Vincent de Paul

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Well done, good and faithful servant; because you have been faithful over a few things, I will place you over many things, enter into the joy of the Lord.
O God, Who did endow blessed Vincent with apostolic power for preaching the Gospel to the poor and for promoting the honor of the priesthood; we beseech You, grant that we who venerate his holy life may be inspired

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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]yahoo.com.
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