Communion and Liberation (CL) is a Catholic lay movement.  CL synthesizes the conviction that the Christian event, lived in communion, is the foundation of the authentic liberation of man. There is no type of membership card, but only the free participation of persons. The basic instrument for the formation of adherents is weekly catechesis, called “School of Community.”  There is a CL community in St. Louis that meets bi-monthly for prayer and friendship.

Communion and Liberation was founded by Msgr. Luigi Giussani in Milan Italy while teaching high school students.  The students of Msgr. Giussani were greatly motivated by his witness to Christ's presence in their lives that they brought his message with them to college and beyond.  CL has recognition from Rome as a official Ecclesial lay movement and is present in nations throughout the world.  For info on CL in the USA go to their website: