The testimony of Azeez, a young Iraqi, speaks at an international conference of young people of the Focolare. His escape with the family and his effort to build peace.[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.”
This month’s Scripture invites us to create new relationships in the places we live and work, rather than being resigned to evils that are greater than us and can make us grow indifferent.[more]
Who hasn’t suffered? But the main thing is knowing how to face suffering. Some testimonies of young people from the Focolare Movement, who come from different countries, cultures and religions.[more]
Sixty-five people from 12 different countries came together at Ras Al Khaimah, in the United Arab Emirates, on January 27–28 to bring to life a typical Focolare gathering that features people living the Gospel lifestyle together, young and old alike.[more]
In a country made up mostly of young people, saving money is turned into loans for setting up small manufacturing activities that become the leaven of change, with the encouragement of Pope Francis[more]
A religious of the Daughters of the Immaculate Conception in Buenos Aires, a woman of culture and great educator. Her relationship with Chiara Lubich became the seed of unity among consecrated women of different congregations.[more]