Blowing people back to God 

Blowing people back to God 

In memory of Sister Anna (1917-2015)
Nominated for the Nobel Peace prize in 2005 Sister Anna led an extraordinary life. Sadly we learnt of her death yesterday. She was 97. Recently two focolarine visited her where she was living near Oxford. An article on their meeting and about Sister Anna’s life is published in New City magazine this month. We share with you this article in loving memory of this wonderful lady. May she rest in peace.

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Remembering Tom O’Gorman one year on

Remembering Tom O’Gorman one year on

In the early hours of the morning of 12th January 2014, Tom O’Gorman was killed in a frenzied attack. Tom was a member of the Focolare community in Ireland working tirelessly for years to foster its projects for universal fraternity and trying to build relationships with people.
An anniversary Mass will be celebrated at 7.30pm Tuesday 13th Jan in St Stephen’s Chaplaincy UCD Belfield – Dublin.
Elisabeth Ohlbock pays tribute to Tom with a poem.

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New year – new hope

New year – new hope

Every year people make resolutions at this time. Among the favourites are losing weight, getting fit, earning more money, spending more time with family, de-cluttering……At a deeper level, people experience new hope at the start of a new year.

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‘Baby Jesus’ generates funds for rehabilitation of Typhoon Haiyan survivors

‘Baby Jesus’ generates funds for rehabilitation of Typhoon Haiyan survivors

Children of Focolare raise €800 in Dungarvan through donations for ‘Baby Jesus’ . The children offered the hand made plaster cast figures of the infant Jesus lying on straw in a small basket, along with a message to people to “bring Jesus home for Christmas” to the public at a busy shopping centre in Dungarvan on 13th December.

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