All over the world people who have been touched by the life of Chiara Lubich are commemorating the tenth anniversary of her death. It is proving to be an opportunity for a new understanding of the charism of unity, particularly in places scarred by war and social tensions.[more]
Loppiano and Nomadelfia are awaiting the visit of Pope Francis this coming 10 May. The community of Catholic volunteers founded by Fr. Zeno Saltini, with which the Focolare shares the vision of fraternity and unity of the human family, visited the Focolare Centre in Rocca di Papa.[more]
Missiles and bombs still obstruct peace in the world. A heartfelt appeal by the Founder of Focolare, taken from an editorial in Citta’ Nuova magazine in February 1991, affirms that God is Love. God alone can be the “spiritual bomb” in people’s lives.[more]
As part of a series of celebrations commemorating the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), Jesús Morán, Focolare Co-President addressed a Conference “WCC, Chiara Lubich and the Focolare” held in Geneva, Switzerland on 18th April. His talk examined cultural, anthropological and ecclesial aspects of dialogue. In summary:[more]
ithin the framework of the World Youth Day of 2000 held on 17 August at the Flaminio Stadium of Rome, 25,000 young people from all over the world had given rise to the new Genfest. Among them was Sandro Rojas Badilla from Costa Rica, author of the song dedicated to Blessed Chiara Badano: “Light.”[more]
A Brazilian actor’s career is interrupted through a sudden illness which progressively leaves him immobilised. “My life was re-modelled by God’s hands.”
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.
The results of a strong experience of fraternity between Muslims and Christians, inspired by the charism of unity, were presented April 21 at Castelgandolfo in Rome. Here’s the story of Schéhérazad and Farouk, a couple from Tlemcen, Algeria.[more]
Christians and Muslims get together to focus on shared values and work for the common good in various fields: family, environment, ethics, mass media, art and culture, social commitment. This is the dialogue of life that nourishes concrete experiences of fraternity.[more]
Communion within the Church is not something optional; hence, a school of dialogue promoted by the Focolare Movement at Castel Gandolfo, Italy.[more]