For 25 years Casa Alba has opened its doors to vulnerable girls, offering them the possibility of restarting their lives with dignity and hope.[more]
A person’s life shouldn’t be compartmentalized, though it often is. No double, triple, quadruple lives. No different compartments: when you’re with the family, at work or in your parish, at the sport center, school or university.
The “culture of unity”, born from the charism of unity can lead a person to the full realization of his human potential within the light of principles that are contained in the Gospel. This unitary way of living must obviously be reflected in each of the areas in which an individual person finds himself living and acting.
In 1968, Chiara Lubich wrote: “Love is light and, like a ray of light that passes through a drop of water, it unfolds into a rainbow of colors for us to admire. All the colors are light and they, in turn, divide into an infinity of shades. And just as a rainbow is red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet – Jesus’ life in us could be said to have different colors, to be expressed in various ways, each different from the other.
«For example, love is communion, it brings us to communion.
Jesus in us, who is Love, could work communion.
Love is never closed in on itself, it is diffusive by nature.
Jesus in us, Love, would irradiate love.
Love elevates the soul.
Jesus in us would raise our soul to God; that’s what prayer is.
Jesus, love in the heart, would be the health of our soul.
Love gathers people in assembly.
Jesus in us, since he is Love, would unite our hearts again.
Love is a font of wisdom.
Jesus in us, Love, would illuminate us.
Love brings the many into one; it is unity. Jesus in us would meld us into one.
These are the seven principle expressions of the love that we feel called to live, and this number seven signifies something infinite.”
150 Km from Budapest, Hungarians, gypsies and people of other nationalities meet to get to know one another, to share and … discover they are brothers and sisters.[more]
After concerts and workshops with the international group Gen Verde, a teacher and student write their conclusions – a chance outside the concert hall to discuss important themes.[more]
Roberto Cipollone (Ciro), craftsman and artist, has his studio in Loppiano. He breathes life, meaning and beauty into discarded items. “An object comes my way and something happens inside of me; I just transform it.“[more]
“Building bridges – go4peace 2017” is the camp for peace which took place at Shkodër, in Albania, from 10 to 22 August, with young people from 12 different countries. You can see their faces in the video clip “Yourope.”[more]
Reflections from Focolare members, after the Pope’s historic visit. The journey to peace begins with social justice and reconciliation. Young people raise their voices in favour of a culture of encounter.[more]