The point of no return

The point of no return

Mariapolis meetings, annual summer gatherings organised by the Focolare Movement, took place in several African countries. Here is some news about these events.

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A Flower in the Bishop’s District

A Flower in the Bishop’s District

Rione Vescovado (the Bishop’s Discrict) in Nocera Inferiore is a town of southern Italy. The local district is marked by strong contrasts: noble palaces and pre-fabricated housing, the struggle between legality and delinquency, beauty and marginalization. It is a challenge for the local Focolare community that has given rise to a “work site for young people.”

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Between heaven and earth

Between heaven and earth

Igino Giordani wrote that “When it comes to Mary, the Church sings”. This text is like a ‘song’ of his, helping us approach the mystery of the Mother holding her dead son in her arms.

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The ‘invisible’ people on the border

The ‘invisible’ people on the border

Migrants. They are not numbers, but people who carry with them a burden of suffering, together with their own culture and hope for a better future. The town of Ventimiglia is one of the frontier “hotspots” on the migrant routes of Europe. Here, some people decided not to ignore them.

Open hands

Open hands

Gly is a very young teacher who lives in Manila. She was very a very poor child when she came into contact with the Bukas Palad Social Center. It was an encounter that changed her life.

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I am free to love

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I am free to love

On 13th June 2016 Francesco was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a form of Motor Neurone Disease which attacks the neurons controlling voluntary muscles, progressively affecting his movement – but not, according to Francesco, his freedom to love.

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