Focolare in spotlight on RTE 1 Extra radio programme

Focolare in spotlight on RTE 1 Extra radio programme

 Arising from the opening of the beatification process for Chiara Lubich, Michael Comyn recently interviewed Susan and Andrew on Sunday Spirit, on RTE radio 1 Extra about Focolare – its origins, arrival in Ireland, the Economy of Communion and the process for Chiara Lubich’s beatification.  

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Dialogue is a Gift- Diversity an invitation to Dialogue!

Dialogue is a Gift- Diversity an invitation to Dialogue!

On Thursday 26th February 2015 the Duncairn Arts and Cultural Centre, North Belfast, was the venue for an evening of authentic and real dialogue. Organised by the Focolare Movement, over 50 people gathered to extend the highly successful 4corners Festival which ran at the beginning of February, with an evening entitled: “Imagine a World Enriched by Diversity!” – described by the host of the night, Barry Redmond from Dublin, as the “Fifth corner” of the festival!

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Youth building bridges with the elderly in Limerick

Youth building bridges with the elderly in Limerick

On the 21st and 22nd of February around 20 young people, their parents and other adults gathered in Limerick. Their aim was to bring the love they try to live amongst themselves to elderly residents of the Millford Care Centre.

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Being Eucharist for Others

Being Eucharist for Others

Clergy from many parts of Ireland gather. “One of the best priest meetings I’ve been at in a long time” is how one participant put it commenting on a meeting of clergy in the Focolare Centre, Prosperous on Friday 20th February last. Of the almost 50 who attended, most were from varied parts of Ireland. They were also joined by several priests from Scotland and England.

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Mariapolis 2015 – Signs of Hope!

Mariapolis 2015 – Signs of Hope!

Are you looking for a different kind of experience this summer, something that is not simply a holiday or a retreat? Then the Mariapolis might be just for you!

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Everyone has a role to play in climate justice

Everyone has a role to play in climate justice

Marking Global Justice Day, Social Justice Ireland held a seminar on the issue of Climate Justice and Policy Coherence with a special focus on the challenge this currently presents to Ireland. Among the key note speakers at the seminar was Lorna Gold, Head of Policy and Advocacy with Trócaire, the Overseas Development Agency of the Catholic Church .

Afterwards, speaking to CatholicIreland.net, Dr Gold explained that everyone has a role to play in living and promoting climate justice and the pros and cons of the Climate Action Bill currently making its way through the Oireachtas.

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