The discovery of Jesus Forsaken

The discovery of Jesus Forsaken

On 20 September 1949 Chiara Lubich wrote, offhand, the text “I have only one Spouse on earth: Jesus Forsaken.” It would have become a fundament of the spirituality of unity.

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Chiara Lubich’s exclusive choice

Chiara Lubich’s exclusive choice

To choose and to love the One who, in the climax of his love for humanity, cried out on the cross: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” A profound reflection by theologian Pasquale Foresi.

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Mary Desolate: the Saint par excellence

Mary Desolate: the Saint par excellence

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On the 15th September, many Christians recall the Virgin Mary at the foot of the cross. We can meditate on this moment of intense suffering with a reflection by Chiara Lubich.

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Mary: another name for Love

Mary: another name for Love

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As the Focolare Movement looks forward to its year-long consideration of Mary, Mother of Jesus, we offer this text written by Igino Giordani for the feast day of the Holy Name of Mary.

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The Focolare awaits the Pope with joy.

The Focolare awaits the Pope with joy.

Colombia. There is great expectation over Pope Francis’s first apostolic visit to a land rich in history, culture and faith. But it is also marked by wounds and social division.

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Living the Gospel: Following Jesus

Living the Gospel: Following Jesus

September’s Word of Life is rather demanding. It requires forgetting one’s self in order to give precedence to the other person, as a necessary condition for being true disciples of Jesus.

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