I am free to love

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I am free to love

On 13th June 2016 Francesco was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a form of Motor Neurone Disease which attacks the neurons controlling voluntary muscles, progressively affecting his movement – but not, according to Francesco, his freedom to love.

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Chiara Lubich’s prophetic vision for society

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Chiara Lubich’s prophetic vision for society

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.

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Open hands

Open hands

Gly is a very young teacher who lives in Manila. She was very a very poor child when she came into contact with the Bukas Palad Social Center. It was an encounter that changed her life.

The ‘invisible’ people on the border

The ‘invisible’ people on the border

Migrants. They are not numbers, but people who carry with them a burden of suffering, together with their own culture and hope for a better future. The town of Ventimiglia is one of the frontier “hotspots” on the migrant routes of Europe. Here, some people decided not to ignore them.

Mary and the God who seems to be absent

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Mary and the God who seems to be absent

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.

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