Luigi Giussani: February 2011 Archives

LGiussani and Rose.jpgForgive, O Lord, the soul of Luigi, your priest from the all the chains of his of his sins and by the aid to them of your grace may he deserve to avoid the judgment of revenge,
and enjoy the blessedness of everlasting light.

May your memory be eternal, Father Luigi!
The Religious Sense.jpgThis coming year the Schools of Community throughout the world will be working on Monsignor Luigi Giussani's seminal text, The Religious Sense (in English in 1997).

In The Religious Sense, Monsignor Giussani explores man's search for meaning in the given-ness of life. He demonstrates that reason is known in understanding and recognition of truth, goodness and beauty. Regardless of faith tradition, all people are in search for these elements and we can know the meaning of truth, goodness and beauty by the criteria of the heart, that is, discovery of these element is found in the person himself by an openness to existence which has the capacity to affirm reality as it is --from experience-- (reason) and not from what the lack of self-aware world says reason is, that is, from outside factors.

Several essays open up Giussani's work:

Father Julián Carrón's Milan presentation of "The Religious Sense, Verification of the Faith", a version of which was given at the 2011 NY Encounter: The Religious Sense, Verification of the Faith.pdf

Father Luigi Giussani's "The Religious Sense and Faith": The Religious Sense and Faith.pdf

John Waters' "The Religious Sense and myself"

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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