Miguel & Raya Novak transferred from Argentina to Colorado, USA. Here they recount their experience as a contribution to the new evangelisation. It’s one of the testimonies that will be shared in Chicago during Expo 2013.
The charism of unity is by its very nature and definition ‘collective’, communitarian. Those who live it are driven by a spirituality that leads them to go towards God together with others, rather than alone.
“This spirit of the Movement needs the means of communication. This is because this spirituality is not an individual life, but collective, communitarian.”
Chiara Lubich made this statement on 5th January 1997 when she received an Honorary Doctorate in Social Communication at the University of Bangkok. There she affirmed the importance of using the Mass Media for God, as the members of the Movement, responding to their call to unity, feel a deep need to be strongly united.
Since its beginning, as in a family any news received is shared with everyone so it has been within the Movement. Chiara Lubich wrote: “News from all the family is a real way of bonding. If the news stopped circulating, our spiritual life would diminish. Exchange of news is mutually edifying and a driving force.”
Right from the very first days Chiara wrote numerous letters to people and groups of the Movement, sharing with those who welcomed the new spirituality each development in the search for unity as it happened.
On the occasion of Maria Voce’s trip to New Zealand and Australia, Focolare.org will activate social networking websites in English.
The Focolare little town in the midst of the Argentine Pampas draws young people from all over the world. Its relaunched website and videos are spreading to the centres of the Movement throughout the world.
A look at the editorial of Nuova Umanità dedicated to reflection upon the significance of this anniversary. Three voices: Coda, Tremblay, Slipper.