This year’s Genfest, which will take place in Manila, Philippines, brings to mind its eighth edition held in 1995. Michelle Sopala, from USA, was among 12 thousand young people gathered at the Palaeur in Rome.[more]
An interview with Jonathan Michelon. Jonathan is co-responsible for the Gen School in Loppiano and teaches Leadership Skills at the Sophia University Institute. He was a facilitator in one of the pre synod groups for young people that Pope Frances instituted.[more]
The testimony of Syrians Jean and Vivian, who have set up a learning centre for handicap children.[more]
An interview with the founder of the Community of Sant’Egidio regarding Chiara Lubich who was “a friend of the great and small“. Chiara helped me understand the value of a charism.”[more]
Jesus teaches us to love each neighbour we meet.[more]
Through a voluntary gesture of solidarity, Dino Impagliazzo, a member of the Focolare Movement, gave rise to RomAmor, an association dedicated to the care of homeless people. The initiative, which started out from the Tuscolana Station in Rome. has reached other points in the city, creating spaces of mutual love and solidarity.
Today, 14 March, marks the 10th anniversary of Chiara Lubich’s passing. We publish a short video showing her extraordinary life: from the little city of Trent, in the north of Italy, right up to “the very ends of the earth”. It illustrates her discovery of God as Love, during World War II, and the development of a spirituality of communion suited to today’s times, fruit of the gift of the charism of unity for the Church and humanity.
The travel diary of Adriana Avellaneda, a focolarina from Colombia who lives in Italy. Her diary takes us to her own land to meet people who experience and promote peace processes in very complex situations.
This year’s edition of the Genfest will be held for the first time outside Europe, in the Philippines. The Gen, the young people of the Focolare share their vision for it: “Our wish is that hope will extend out to the whole world from Manila, a seed that will grow into a tree.” “We want to build relationships based on universal brotherhood in order to transform the society around us”. The project “Hands for Humanity” will be launched during the event.
We are publishing some passages from the Jesús Morán’s talk on 3rd March 2018 at Castel Gandolfo, on the occasion of the event promoted by the Focolare Movement for the 10th anniversary of the death of Chiara Lubich.[more]
The international congress for 300 couples belonging to “the volunteers of God”, a branch of the Focolare Movement which gathers those who wish to live the charism of unity freely and radically has just been concluded at Castel Gandolfo near Rome. The experience of Chiara, from Italy.[more]
From 5 – 27 March 2018, the first part of a course on “The Ecclesiology of the Orthodox Church”.
On March 7, a public lecture on The Holy Pan-Orthodox Synod of Crete (2016): origin and meaning”