Kerala Floods

Kerala Floods

The floods in Kerala in the southern state of India have wrought over 400 victims and displaced about 1.4 million. The Focolare has activated the emergency procedure for those who wish to offer a contribution.

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When poverty is a gift

When poverty is a gift

Lariane was a young girl at Bukas Palad, the Focolare’s social program that has been going in the Philippines since 1986, at first in the outskirts of Manila, and then in Cebu, Davao, Tagaytay and La Union. She is now a teacher in a public school, in the province of Cebu. “I try to transmit that same love to my students,” she says.

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A People on the Run

A People on the Run

Ever since the beginning of the serious crisis inVenezuela, the uninterrupted flow of people on the run is colliding with a tightening of border laws in neighbouring countries, but the Focolare community in Peru has not stopped welcoming Venezuelans. The story of Silvano Roggero from the focolare in Lima.

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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 Church

Mary and the Church

Mary played a particular role in accompanying Jesus throughout his entire journey, from her “yes” at the Annunciation, to the “yes” at the foot of the Cross. In this way she became the Mother of the entire Church.

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