The international congress for 300 couples belonging to “the volunteers of God”, a branch of the Focolare Movement which gathers those who wish to live the charism of unity freely and radically has just been concluded at Castel Gandolfo near Rome. The experience of Chiara, from Italy.[more]
From 5 – 27 March 2018, the first part of a course on “The Ecclesiology of the Orthodox Church”.
On March 7, a public lecture on The Holy Pan-Orthodox Synod of Crete (2016): origin and meaning”
A mother, an adolescent, a scientist, and a “shining” woman. On the international day dedicated to women, a brief profile of four women who, touched by the charism of unity, made their lives a masterpiece for God. For these, and many others, the cause for beatification is underway.[more]
The first in a series of events around the world dedicated to Chiara Lubich on the tenth anniversary of her death. The first event was held at the Mariapolis Centre of Castel Gandolfo in Italy.[more]
In preparation for the Synod of the Youth, there will be a pre-synod meeting in Rome from 19 -24 March with about 300 youths from every part of the world. Among them will also be Stella Marilene Nishimwe (Burundi) and Nelson Vanegas (El Salvador) of the Focolare Movement.[more]
Today, 14 March, marks the 10th anniversary of Chiara Lubich’s passing. We publish a short video showing her extraordinary life: from the little city of Trent, in the north of Italy, right up to “the very ends of the earth”. It illustrates her discovery of God as Love, during World War II, and the development of a spirituality of communion suited to today’s times, fruit of the gift of the charism of unity for the Church and humanity.
The travel diary of Adriana Avellaneda, a focolarina from Colombia who lives in Italy. Her diary takes us to her own land to meet people who experience and promote peace processes in very complex situations.
This year’s edition of the Genfest will be held for the first time outside Europe, in the Philippines. The Gen, the young people of the Focolare share their vision for it: “Our wish is that hope will extend out to the whole world from Manila, a seed that will grow into a tree.” “We want to build relationships based on universal brotherhood in order to transform the society around us”. The project “Hands for Humanity” will be launched during the event.
Marriage can bring unexpected challenges, and no one knows this better than Giulio and Pina. 22 years ago, on a day like any other, a sudden stroke changed everything. Produced by Marco Aleotti and Giulio Mainenti, this video tells part of their story.
Jesus is the only one who can give the life that never dies, because he is the Life.[more]
Ten years on from the passing of the founder of the Focolare Movement, we look at the social impact brought about by the charism of unity.[more]
At the annual meeting of leaders from various churches, held at the end of January in Welwyn Garden City, a small Focolare town near to London, the theme for the day was “Mary, a model for living God’s Word.” The keynote address was given by the theologian Judith Povilus of the Focolare Movement.[more]