Every gesture of love is a sip at the source of the Gospel.[more]
The narration of Councilor for Culture and Tourism in Guaramiranga, in the State of Ceará: “I drew strength from the Gospel for my commitment to my city.”[more]
A month after she left us for heaven, we remember Gisella (Gis) Calliari who was a close collaborator of Chiara Lubich in the founding of the Focolare, and who was a protagonist, right from the start, of the birth of the charism of unity into the world.[more]
The second phase of the Breaking Rays Project has just concluded among a group of young people in the field of communications, developing professional skills that will equip them for promoting a more united world.[more]
Lent is a time for reflection. We offer some thoughts by Klaus Hemmerle (1929-1994), regarding the earthly journey of Jesus, who in taking upon himself the emptiness of the world revealed the depths of our human nature.[more]
Through a voluntary gesture of solidarity, Dino Impagliazzo, a member of the Focolare Movement, gave rise to RomAmor, an association dedicated to the care of homeless people. The initiative, which started out from the Tuscolana Station in Rome. has reached other points in the city, creating spaces of mutual love and solidarity.
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.
What is there to say to those who are about to get married, which they don’t already know or think they know? The testimony of those who have already gone down this track, confirming that love is the best resource even when the going gets rough.[more]
We publish summary of the New City’s interview with Robert Chelhod, a native of Aleppo, Syria, and local coordinator of the AMU projects. His hopes for the rebirth of his country.[more]
At a recent convention in Castel Gandolfo, close to Rome, we met the Italian film director, Fernando Muraca. “I want to offer the youth my experience of the incarnation of a great ideal into art.”[more]