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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Teresa of Avila and the Charism of Unity
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
 
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The Carmelite theologian, Jesús Castellano, in the volume, “The exterior castle, the novelty of the spirituality of Chiara Lubich,” compares the spirituality of the two women. On the feast of the Spanish saint, we are proposing an excerpt.
The soul of Ethiopia
Friday, October 3, 2014 |
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A country undergoing constant change, Ethiopia is the centre of African politics, where great inequality still reigns. This is the journey of three focolarini in a country seeking its path to modernity.
Myanmar, Thailand,Vietnam: Young people give hope
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
 
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A “home schooling” centre in the villages in the north, sports for peace, art workshops, singing, and dance; activities in the slums: boys and girls living the spirituality of the Focolare Movement promote a message of hope among their peers.