We, the Church

We, the Church

These are challenging times for Christian communities. In fact, the Pope has been encouraging Catholics to call on Mary and Michael the Archangel for protection. In this context, the following reflection by Igino Giordani, who loved the Church with a passion, gives us pause for thought.

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Escaping Hunger

Escaping Hunger

The wave of Venezuelan refugees continues to move towards the surrounding countries, mostly due to a scarcity of food. In Peru, through the action of the Focolare, a psychological clinic has been set up with the help of professionals among the same refugees.

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The breadmakers

The breadmakers

In 1988 a group of young people of the Focolare, suddenly became bakers and sold bread on the road outside the Ginetta Mariapolis in Brazil. Thirty years later, the Golden Grain is a successful activity making good quality produce with love, human kindness and the will to share.

Let’s colour our city

Let’s colour our city

The town of Gary in Indiana is one of the poorest in the USA. 100 teenagers from six States went there to help organise activities with the homeless, to serve at a soup kitchen/canteen and work on urban renewal. For many of them it was an unforgettable experience, which opened their eyes not only to the needs but also the beauty of the town, which is, before all else, a community.

Colombia: diversify to generate development

Colombia: diversify to generate development

A priest’s act of fellowship transformed a failing coffee plantation into a real business named Acedeco Padevi. It is community led and inspired by the principles of the Economy of Communion. Choosing the diversify the production process lead to greater sharing, new jobs and the development of the business, while respecting the environment.

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