North of Brazil

A wealth of culture and nature…

The Island of Santa Terezinha

A poor neighbourhood – once called “”Hell Island “ – becomes protagonist in the transformation of the social standing.

North of Brazil

It is 50th anniversary celebration of the arrival of the Focolare Movement in the Amazon. At the meeting 1500 people were present along with Maria Voce and Giancarlo Faletti.

6th anniversary of Chiara Lubich

Many events will be held throughout the world to remember this charismatic figure and to deepen her spirituality.

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Mariapolis Ginetta
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Espiga Dourada - Caris Mendes CSC

“Mariapolis Ginetta”, the birthplace of the Economy of Communion, is situated near Vargem Grande Paulista, 47 km from San Paolo. About 200 people live there and it has several on-going social projects (Bairro do Carmo and Jardim Margarida) and the first ‘Economy of Communion’ Business Park.

Genevieve, Africa and the Pontifical Council for the Laity
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 |

Two months after being nominated a member of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, we interview Genevieve Sanze, Focolarina, and African representative on the International Commission of the Economy of Communion.

Brazil. Fraternity in Politics, Proven Fact
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Exchange of experiences among members of the Movement for Unity in Politics (MUP) during a national meeting attended by Focolare president, Maria Voce and co-president Giancarlo Faletti at Mariapolis Gianetta near Sao Paulo, Brazil (April 11, 2014).

Happy Easter!
Monday, April 14, 2014 |

Easter wishes from the Focolare president as she and Giancarlo Faletti visit Brazil.

From the world to Cairo: video clips of the Living Peace Festival
Monday, April 14, 2014

In anticipation of the film about the major event which involved 25 thousand students in 200 schools worldwide, here are some video clips showing the actions for peace in several countries. Enjoy!

I am Rwandese
Sunday, April 13, 2014 |

Twenty years after the Rwandan war, the country discovers a way to reunite the people: through the “I am Rwandese” campaign launched by the government and a burial site for victims in the national cemetery. The story of Pina is a sign of peace.