Pope Montini is to be proclaimed a Saint during the Bishops’ Synod on Young People so the words he addressed to the new generation of the Focolare, the Gen, gathered in Rome in the Holy Year of 1975 are prophetic: “Be faithful and coherent”. Here are a few passages from his talk.[more]
October 15 is the anniversary of Teresa of Avila (1515–1582), the great Spanish saint and mystic. Igino Giordani, politician, author and hagiographer, wrote of her in 1962: she “was a courageous astronaut of the divine, as well as also a practical woman who knew about the world.”[more]
The love that comes from God constructs and renews peaceful relationships.[more]
This expression can easily be misinterpreted. A reflection by Klaus Hemmerle (1929 – 1994), once bishop of Aachen, Germany. Loving Jesus in a neighbour certainly does not mean “exploiting” a neighbour in order to be able to love God; rather, it acknowledges the true dignity of every human being.[more]
The Word waits for our personal and deliberate response.[more]
A reflection by Jesús Morán, co-president of the Focolare Movement, on the charism of unity and its social aspects. The author is a philosopher specialised in theological anthropology and moral theology.[more]
The Word of God is a constant and secure guide for our lives.[more]
Today, even in the most secularised of countries, Mary continues to offer God to the world – not physically as in the past but through people.
This reflection was written by the theologian Klaus Hemmerle.