Young people want heroism

Young people want heroism

Six thousand young people attended the Genfest that just took place in Manila, Philippines with the same enthusiasm and Gospel radicalness that had been described by Igino Giordani many years earlier in a 1955 article published in the “Fides” magazine.

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Welcoming is the first step

Welcoming is the first step

The story of Victoria and Esteban from Cordoba, Argentina. For the past four years they’ve been living in San Marcos Sierras, together with their two sons, in a refuge for children and teens.

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Hindu delegation visits Loppiano and Assisi: a meeting of hearts and minds

Hindu delegation visits Loppiano and Assisi: a meeting of hearts and minds

After spending two days in the north of Italy in the area where Chiara Lubich was born, the group of Hindu friends of Focolare travelled to Loppiano and Assisi. This account of the visit was written by Roberto Catalano who is co-responsible for inter religious dialogue in the Focolare Movement

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An extraordinary day

An extraordinary day

Video abstract of the highlights of Pope Francis’ visit to Loppiano, the international town of the Focolare, on 10 May 2018, with excerpts of an interview with Maria Voce and Jesús Morán held on 24 May in Rocca di Papa (Rome).

The Secret of True Love

The Secret of True Love

Excerpt of an interview to Chiara Lubich by Erik Hendriks, released for the Belgian TV in May 2004. Love everyone, be the first to love, love in a tangible way, up to generating dialogue with the othe

Genfest 2018: Theme Song

Genfest 2018: Theme Song

Genfest, an international youth festival generally held every 6 years, will take place for the first time outside Europe. This time it will be in Asia, in the Philippines. The theme and title for Genfest 2018 is BEYOND ALL BORDERS. “Beyond all borders” by Simon Deregowski © 2018 Youth for a United World -Focolare Movement.

Belfast: Going beyond invisible walls

Belfast: Going beyond invisible walls

20 years after the signing of the Peace Agreement, we went to Belfast to see for ourselves the divisions that still exist but also the efforts on the path to peace.

16 July 1949

16 July 1949

An important date in the Focolare Movement was when 29 year old Chiara Lubich and Italian Deputy Igino Giordani made a “pact of unity” that initiated a period of mystical illuminations. This is a description of the event by a well-known Italian journalist.

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God is not some distant person out there

God is not some distant person out there

Some reflections of the German theologian, Klaus Hemmerle (1992-1994) for the holiday season: God is close to those who suffer and “waste” their time in prayer, knowing how to “remain in silence”.

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