“Go forth to the entire world and bring the truth, the beauty, and the peace that can only be found in Christ the Redeemer!” These were the words pronounced in 1984 by our now beloved Pope John Paul the Great, during the celebration held in St. Peter’s Square of Communion and Liberation’s 30th Anniversary.
This was the spark that ignited the founding of the Fraternity of St. Charles. Founded in 1985 by Monsignor Massimo Camisasca, the Fraternity of St. Charles is born of the charism of CL’s founder, Monsignor Luigi Giussani (Camisasca’s former high school teacher). The Fraternity is built upon the pillars of common life and mission.
The Fraternity is made up of approximately 100 priests that live together in houses with at least three members. Our missionaries are currently living in 20 countries spread over four continents.
The Fraternity’s seminary (or “house of formation”, as we prefer to call it) is located in Rome. There are currenlty 30 young men living in Rome preparing for the sacramental priesthood.