Because Father Giussani Wrote This


Today’s Magnificat offers a quotation from the founder of Communion and Liberation, in honor of Labor Day. Like much that Fr. Luigi Giussani wrote, it invites us to bring our faith directly into our daily working lives:

We must always remind ourselves that our first work does not arise from the capacity to create new structures, but rather it is . . . a sensibility to the common and singular needs that exist: the use of your intelligence and energy to assist in the creation of a more human environment in the situation where you are.

If I understand Father Giussani, to be a Catholic is to work. Happy Labor Day!

  • http://arkanabar.blogspot.com Arkanabar T’verrick Ilarsadin

    Manual labor was one of the legs of the monastic life as given by the Rule of St. Benedict, the others being readings, rest and prayer.


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