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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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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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.

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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Chiara Lubich’s prophetic vision for society

Chiara Lubich’s prophetic vision for society

A reflection by Jesús Morán, co-president of the Focolare Movement, on the charism of unity and its social aspects. The author is a philosopher specialised in theological anthropology and moral theology.

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