The situation has remained critical throughout the island after Hurricane Maria. Reconstruction comes through small, but concrete gestures of solidarity. The testimony of the Focolare community.[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.”
Imitating Jesus leads us to understand that our lives gain meaning when we live for others.[more]
He’s Italian and she’s Scottish, and they have three teenage children. They share their difficult challenge in helping them use technology in a healthy and well-balanced manner.[more]
The personal testimony of someone who was present at Genfest 1975, held in conjunction with the Holy Year in Rome. There were 20,000 young people, from all 5 continents, gathered at Palaeur Stadium. Chiara Lubich presented them to Pope Paul VI: “A new world is born.”[more]
Changing the rules of the economic system not only to address poverty, but to build a system whereby the number of people living in poverty decreases. A challenge launched in Brussels at the Economy of Communion seminar.[more]
(Italiano) L’11 novembre 2017 a Castelgandolfo (Roma), si è aperta la causa di beatificazione e canonizzazione del politico italiano, con una celebrazione eucaristica presieduta dal card. João Braz de Aviz, Prefetto della Congregazione per gli Istituti di Vita Consacrata e le Società di Vita Apostolica . La domanda di dare inizio alla causa era stata accolta il 9 marzo scorso dal vescovo di Albano, mons. Marcello Semeraro.[more]