Choices and commitments
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The Focolare Movement has existed for many years and so has its own history and organisation involving many people.How is this mass of people who make up the Focolare Movement organised? Just as in the human body there is a heart which supports the whole being, the same holds true of the Focolare Movement.

The heart of the Focolare Movement is the people who brought it to birth: the men and women focolarini. Chiara herself defined them, more than once as, “the guardians of the flame of the love of God and their neighbours.”  The focolarini live in small single sex communities known as focolares. They have lived out that sentence from the gospel to ‘leave father, mother, children and fields’ in order to follow God, leaving them completely available for the Movement throughout the world. There are also some married people who are part of the focolare communities who are called to a total giving of themselves to God as married people within that community whilst maintaining their commitments and duties as married people.

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Daily Life
Congo: The Gospel lived in the midst of armed conflict
Friday, March 28, 2014 |
During a Mariapolis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, many life experiences on the Gospel lived in the midst of conflicts were shared. Here is an experience on welcoming children who became orphans.
Renata Borlone: bearing witness to joy
Monday, March 10, 2014 |
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At a distance of 24 years, the witness of the light and joy of her life continues to be greatly relevant today. On February 27, a remembrance of her at the Maria Theotókos Sanctuary.
Brazil. A Focolare In Morro
Friday, March 7, 2014 |
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The focolarini from Florianopolis move to the outskirts of the city, in Morro Monte Serrat – Alto da Caeira, where the most marginalized population on the island live in south Brazil.