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30 October 2019



Did you know you can add to the Home Screen on your smartphone or tablet? This allows you to consult the site directly and quickly access the documents that interest you.  


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We have updated our online document viewer!

We took your valuable suggestions seriously and have optimized the experience of navigating documents. The consultation of over 600 texts is now even quicker and easier, including using a smartphone or tablet.

24 September 2019

Bergamo | “How can one live?”. A series of talks focused on the book The Religious Sense

A series of talks centering on the first volume of Luigi Giussani’s Percorso, Il senso religioso [ The Religious Sense. McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1997 ], organized by the “Bergamo Incontra” Association  | Bergamo, December 2018 - May 2019 |



Observing in order to know

Talk by Carmine Di Martino, professor of Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Milan.

Is there a criterion to “judge” all that happens? Is it possible to discover the meaning of things? How do we come to know things?
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Opening oneself to the infinite
Talk by Fr. Stefano Alberto, professor of Theology at the Catholic University of Milan.

The temptation to reduce reason and use it as our measure of reality, rather than a window thrown open to all that happens, is immense, almost irresistible. Can reason be a total openness to reality?
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The proper position of the heart, a condition for knowledge

Talk by Marco Bersanelli, professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Milan.

Each of us has to come to terms with his or her own emotions, moods and dispositions. What value do they have in the inner workings of knowledge? How can we have objective knowledge?
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At the core
of our being

Talk by Carmine Di Martino, professor of Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Milan.

What makes life worth living? What can truly satisfy? These questions are irrepressible because they make up the fabric of humanity. Is there an exhaustive reply?
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The task of reality:
reawakening our ultimate questions

Talk by Fr. Julián Carrón, President of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation.

Daily life and its circumstances are what awaken these questions in us:
How can one live? How can hope be reignited?

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13 September 2019

New York | June 22, 2019 | Luigi Giussani Series on Faith & Modernity

We are happy to notify you of the event: 


The conversation will explore the distinctive features of Msgr. Luigi Giussani’s proposal for Christian education.


June 22, 2019 | 6 pm |

The Sheen Center | 18 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012  
[The event is free. Reservation required: shows giussani | Live stream ]


Panelists: Dr. Timothy O’Malley, Director of Education and Academic Director at the Notre Dame University Center for Liturgy; Editor, Church Life Journal
Dr. John Zucchi, Professor of History and Classical Studies at the McGill University

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18 June 2019

“Giussani: A Generative Thought”

We are happy to notify you of the following events marking the publication of the proceedings from the International Conference on “Luigi Giussani – Theological Itinerary and Ecumenical Openness” (December 2017), organized by the Faculty of Theology in Lugano.

The events will be organized by the Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana, the Cultural Center of Milan, The Italian Association of Cultural Centers, Cantagalli Publishing, the Faculty of Theology in Lugano, the Cultural Center of Rome and Communion and Liberation – International Office

23 Jan - 18.30

Sala delle Accademie, Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Piazza Pio XI, 2

Panelists: Prof. René Roux, Rector of the Faculty of Theology in Lugano; Prof. Franco Manzi, Dean of Studies at Venegono seminary and Scripture professor at FTIS (Facoltà Teologica dell’Italia Settentrionale in Milan)
Moderated and introduced by: Msgr. Francesco Braschi, Fellow of Biblioteca Ambrosiana




6 Feb - 16.30

Aula Paolo VI, Pontificia Università Lateranense, Piazza S. Giovanni in Laterano, 4

Panelists: Prof. René Roux, Rector of the Faculty of Theology in Lugano; Prof. Patrick Valdrini Professor Emeritus – also former Vice-Rector of the Pontificia Università Lateranense and Rector Emeritus of the Catholic University of Paris; Dr. Pigi Colognesi, journalist
Moderator: Dr. Antonio Tombolini, Editorial Director of Eupress FTL



23 January 2019




In order to evaluate the level of satisfaction with the new site and to gather data and opinions, which are fundamental for its constant improvement, from July to September 2018 we asked users to fill out an online questionnaire, which was available in Italian, English and Spanish.

The 1,658 respondents (59% males and 41% females) provided an excellent percentage of completion of the survey.




The site was deemed easy to find and navigate, with pleasing graphics and well organized contents; respondents indicated that the information they needed could be found quickly with just a few clicks.


Almost half of respondents visit the site to consult Giussani’s texts and conduct advanced research. Most responded that the site contains up to date and complete information. Asked why they visit the site, 39% indicated a desire to learn about the texts by Giussani, 35% personal interest, and 9% interest in religious or educational themes.

Technical functionality

In general, respondents did not point to any particular technical difficulties, though the page-turning function for consulting full texts (especially on mobile phones) did not meet with a very good reception.


Having consulted a text on the site, 65% of users went on to buy a paper or eBook version of it.


Fully 95% of respondents recommend the site to other people, because it is a useful, well-managed and practical instrument for learning about the texts by Fr. Giussani.

Newsletter and social media

A good number of the users already receive the newsletter or would like to receive it, in order to be informed about new publications or new editions, as well as events and presentation of the works. Over half would also like to receive information through the social media channels they most often use (Facebook).


We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who responded to the questionnaire.

We will continue to welcome your suggestions, which are truly useful for optimizing navigation of the site!



19 December 2018