The 37th ecumenical meeting of bishops, friends of the Focolare Movement will take place at Sigtuna, Sweden from 6 to 9 November 2018. It will focus on listening to the voice of the Spirit in a world that faces ecumenical and present-day challenges.[more]
Son of a carpenter and God: the human-divine mystery of Jesus in reflections by German bishop and theologian Klaus Hemmerle (1929–1994)[more]
On the day the Catholic Church dedicates to all the saints, a meditation of Chiara Lubich which presents the saint as one who really knows what Love is.[more]
In Italy a social cooperative that is part of the Economy of Communion received an award for its culture, which is focused on balancing work with employees’ family lives.[more]
The Synod on the theme “Young People, Faith and Discerning a Vocation,” concluded on October 28, with the presentation of the Final Document and a Letter to the Youth of the Whole World.[more]
In 1988 a group of young people of the Focolare, suddenly became bakers and sold bread on the road outside the Ginetta Mariapolis in Brazil. Thirty years later, the Golden Grain is a successful activity making good quality produce with love, human kindness and the will to share.
The town of Gary in Indiana is one of the poorest in the USA. 100 teenagers from six States went there to help organise activities with the homeless, to serve at a soup kitchen/canteen and work on urban renewal. For many of them it was an unforgettable experience, which opened their eyes not only to the needs but also the beauty of the town, which is, before all else, a community.
A priest’s act of fellowship transformed a failing coffee plantation into a real business named Acedeco Padevi. It is community led and inspired by the principles of the Economy of Communion. Choosing the diversify the production process lead to greater sharing, new jobs and the development of the business, while respecting the environment.
Over 1,000 children and teenagers took part in the “Sport4Peace” event held in Kenya, South Sudan and Burundi at the end of August. Sport can become a means to build peace and help overcome social barriers.
Nina, from Moscow, belongs to the Russian-Orthodox Church, and lives with other Catholic focolarine in the focolare house of Belgrade (Serbia). Together they joined the Serbian people, in a religious celebration called la “Slava,” most cherished by families and groups in the country.[more]
The idea behind the Economy of Communion (EoC) goes far beyond the sharing of profits. The testimony of Melissa from Colombia, who is working on a master’s degree in economics at Sophia University Institute of Loppiano[more]
A gathering for Religious from various Churches, movements, communities and ecclesial families was held at the end of September with a contribution from the Focolare Movement. An Interview with Cardinal Joâo Braz de Aviz, Prefect of the Congregation for the Consecrated Life.[more]