Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Luigi Giussani: “Teacher of Humanity”

On this day, the Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, we also mark the 17th anniversary of the death of the great Monsignor Luigi Giussani, founder of the Communion and Liberation movement.

This picture shows how I remember him thirty years ago, with his big earthy face and gravelly voice, his pile of books and his emphatic gestures, his wisdom and his passion: a "teacher of humanity," John Paul II called him. He certainly taught mine.

My whole life is different because of this man, because of his witness that Jesus really is at the center of our human life, with all our hopes, joys, and suffering. And because of the charism of CL, which still helps me remember this every day.