Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Father Julian Carron

Here are some links to his writings and talks:

One Who Can Truly Fill Your Heart
Rome, Parco della Musica Auditorium, May 15, 2008

The Enthusiasm for Truth Is Called “Faith”
Notes from Fr. Julián Carrón’s talk at the CL Fraternity Central Diaconia. Milan, March 8, 2008

He staked everything on the other’s freedom
Traces n. 3, March 2008

The Adventure of Knowledge
Editorial Traces n. 2, February 2008

Letter from Fr. Carrón to CL Movement
Milan, January 28, 2008

The Pope's Challenge and Our Responsibility
Milan, March 28, 2007

Greeting to Holy Father Benedict XVI by Fr. Julián Carrón
Audience with Benedict XVI. March 24, 2007. St. Peter’s Square, Rome.

Fr. Carrón's letter to all the friends in the Movement
Twenty-five years of the Fraternity

Fr. Carron's letter to all friends in the Movement
Milan, June 12, 2006

Dear Friends...
Letter to the Fraternity

More Father than Ever. Let Us Serve the Gift of Unity
Intervention of Fr Julián Carrón at the end of the funeral celebration

See also a brief profile of Father Carron.

(Taken from the CL website)

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Dumbstruck by the Mystery

...our temptation is always to impose our prejudices or our measure on reality -- except when we are faced with a fact that leaves us dumbstruck, and instead of dominating the fact ourselves, we are dominated, overcome by it. If there were no moments of this kind, the Mystery could do anything, but in the end, we would reduce everything to the usual explanation. But not even a Nobel Prize winner can stop himself from being dumbstruck before an absolutely gratuitous gesture. If there were not these moments, we would find answers, explanations, and interpretations to avoid being struck by anything. It is good that some things happen that we cannot dominate, then we have to take them seriously, and this is the great question of philosophy. If the conditions for the possibility of knowledge (see Kant) impose themselves on reality or if there is something that is so powerfully disproportionate that it does not let itself be "grasped" by the conditions of possibility, then the horizon opens. If this were not the case, then we could dominate everything and be in peace, or at least without drama. Instead, not even the intelligence of a Nobel Prize winner could prevent him from coming face-to-face with a fact that made him dumbstruck -- instead of dominating, it was he who was dominated. Here begins the drama, because I am called to answer. It is the drama that unfolds between us and the Mystery, through certain facts, certain moments, in which the Mystery imposes itself with this evidence. These are facts that we cannot put in our pocket, which we cannot reduce to antecedent factors.
-- Julian Carron in "Friends, that is, Witnesses."