Renata Borlone: “Sometimes saints pass us close by…”

Renata Borlone: “Sometimes saints pass us close by…”

Sunday 27th February the phase of the diocesan process towards the beatification of the Servant of God was closed in Loppiano (near Florence, Italy), the first Focolare Little Town, which Renata loved and where she lived for many years.

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The General Council in the Holy Land

The General Council in the Holy Land

From 21st- 28th February, the Focolare Movement’s directors walk in the footsteps of Jesus. Their itinerary includes a three-day spiritual retreat and a pilgrimage through the local religious sites.

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The breadmakers

The breadmakers

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.

Let’s colour our city

Let’s colour our city

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.

Colombia: diversify to generate development

Colombia: diversify to generate development

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.