Past Events

“It is only in love, the love which desires and seeks the good of others, that we truly experience the meaning of life and find happiness in living it, even amid difficulties, trials and disappointments, even when it means swimming against the tide.”

—Pope Benedict XVI


 VT Beginning day

The Vermont beginning day will be held at the Anelli's on Saturday Oct 29th at 9 am.

 Cultural gathering

Every First Sunday

 Weekly School of Community

Every Thursday from 6:00 to 7:30pm at St. Edmunds Hall 332 at St. Michaels college. Link to: St Michaels College Campus Map

Next school of community: Dec 1st we will work on Carron's October 26th SoC (link below) which corresponds to the second half of Chapter 10 of the religious sense.

 Notes from Carron's school of community [link]

 Article by Giussani: Religious Awareness in Modern Man [link]

 Interview with Fr. Aldo: THE EVIL OF LIVING: “A void to provoke a more intense question.” [link]


  New York Encounter, Jan 2011


 Beginning day 2010: Notes from the talks by Davide Prosperi and Julián Carrón [link]

 GS vacation Vermont, July 2010

  Fraternity Exercises May 21-23: Florham Park, NJ.

Fr. Luca's first homily

English booklet
        more coming soon        

  The Way of the Cross. Boston April 2nd, 2010

The 5th anniversary of Fr. Giussani’s death with Cardinal O'Malley in Boston

CL VT Mid Winter BBQ Feb 2010

  The Baptism of Lukas Hammer

  Ed Conference July 2009

 North East Vacation 2009  
Lincoln NH

Witness by Frank Simmonds"

Fritzy (Comedic reflection)"


 GS vacation at St. Michaels 2009

Lecture by Fr. Rich Veras on St. Paul"

"Lecture by Fr. Rich Veras on St. Paul"

 Fraternity Exercises 2009 
Morristown, NJ: May 29-31, 2009.

Link to booklet

  Boston way of the cross
Good Friday April 10th 2009

 Sunday February 22nd

VICKY AYRENYO Volunteer at Meeting Point International, Kampala (Uganda), a center assisting HIV-positive people and their orphans.

The testimony will be followed by a Holy Mass with Boston’s Archbishop SEAN CARD. O’MALLEY, for the anniversary of Msgr. Luigi Giussani, founder of theCatholic lay movement of Communion and Liberation.

  CLVT Mid Winter BBQ
Feb 8th 2008,  Essex & Milton Vermont

 National Diakonia
 January 16th to the 19th, 2009 in New York City.

Fr Carrons synthesis to the 2009 National Diaconia; here.

 CL Childrens Christmas pagent
December 21,  in Montreal's Little Italy. Map

Vermont beginning day, November 15th

A 4-lecture series given by Msgr. Lorenzo Albacete at Columbia University NYC on the relationship between faith and life in some challenging areas:

Wed., October 15, 2008 at 7:00 pm

FAITH AND SCIENCE: Are they in conflict?
Wed., October 22, 2008 at 7:00 pm

FAITH AND MONEY: Do they add up?
Wed., October 29, 2008 at 7:00 pm

FAITH AND ROMANCE: Are they a good match?
Wed., November 5, 2008 at 7:00 pm

Montreal beginning day, October 5th



 New England Regional Assembly, Plymouth MA Sept 27th


        Chris Bacich, and Regional Assembly

 Fr. Vincent Nagel in Attleboro, MA Aug 2nd


 Rimini exhibit in Waltham

 Hike up Mount Kearsarge

 2008 Education Conference

  2008 Fraternity Exercies :

2008 fraternity exercise booklet

May 31, 2008 Assembly with Fr. Rich Veras & Chris Bacich

May 30, 2008 Fr. Rich's intro to the exercise
May 31, 2008 Fr. Rich's homily
May 31, 2008 Assembly with Fr. Rich Veras & Chris Bacich

 Speeches by Pope Benedict during US visit:
Washington, April 17, 2008 Homily at Mass at Nationals Park
Washington, April 17, 2008 At Catholic University of America
New York, April 19, 2008 Saint Joseph Seminary
New York, April 20, 2008 Homily at Mass at Yankee Stadium

Catholic perspective on teaching: Reality in Its totality
Fr. Jose Medina, St. Michaels College Chapel, Colchester Vermont

 Recent Giussani books available:
Is it possible to live this way?          The journey to truth is an experience

 Fraternity of CL 


What is School of Community?
This is similar to a reading group. Everyone in CL reads a few pages from a recommended text (much like the readings at Mass) and get's together and discusses this text. The text is often a book written by Fr. Giussani or an article or letter by the Pope. One particular aspect of school of community is searching for a correspondance between the text, our experience and the presence of Christ. It is not intended to be an abstract intellectual or literary endeavor.

What is your relationship to liberation theology?
None whatsoever.

What is your political affiliation?
Everyone has their own.

How do I become a Member?
There is no membership, no dues,  no membership card, no address lists, only free participation.

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Or Alicia Jaramillo at 802 654 2773
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