Pope Montini is to be proclaimed a Saint during the Bishops’ Synod on Young People so the words he addressed to the new generation of the Focolare, the Gen, gathered in Rome in the Holy Year of 1975 are prophetic: “Be faithful and coherent”. Here are a few passages from his talk.[more]
October 15 is the anniversary of Teresa of Avila (1515–1582), the great Spanish saint and mystic. Igino Giordani, politician, author and hagiographer, wrote of her in 1962: she “was a courageous astronaut of the divine, as well as also a practical woman who knew about the world.”[more]
A workshop on responsible consumption amid the shelves of the supermarket. It was the proposal of the Italian youth section of the Economy of Communion for its annual summer LoppianoLab.[more]
Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, a country at the very heart of European culture and history, with pay host from 15th-17th November 2018 to the annual meeting of the Friends of Together for Europe.[more]
Mayur Jayram Mandavkar, a teacher of traditional Indian dance, and the Young for Unity of the Focolare are engaged in supporting the #zerohungergeneration in Mumbai, to help disadvantaged children.[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.
What is the role of composers in the musical life of today’s Church? A group of biblicists, liturgists, educators, theologians and musicians tried to respond to this question at a convention in Rome, Italy (Sepemtember 13-15). A recount by Nancy Uelmen from the Gen Verde International Performing Arts Group[more]
The 9th edition of LoppianoLab – Italian laboratory of economy, culture, communication and education – took place on 29 and 30 September, and was promoted by Polo Lionello Bonfanti, New City Publishers, SophiaUniversity Institute, the Focolare Movement in Italy and the Loppiano International Center.[more]
These are the characteristics of the economy based on the Economy of Communion Project. The 42nd international Congress was held from 6-9 September in Rosario, Argentina. emerged from the charism of Chiara Lubich.[more]