The testimony of Miriam: Assisted with her studies at a community centre run by the Focolare, she decided to return the favour by helping others, especially children who are going through problems.[more]
What if my life becomes a gift for the others? 22 Swiss young people participated in a weekend event in the Alps of Valais to discover what lies “behind the scenes” of the Focolare way.[more]
After the passage of the International band Gen Verde in Palermo (Italy) and in Huétor Tájar and Azpeitia (Spain), the music has not died down.[more]
The Raimondo Family from Italy: “The spirituality of unity opened our heart and our mind to brothers and sisters of other cultures and faiths.”[more]
Nelson, a 29 year old physical education teacher: “My beautiful country, destroyed by the war and its consequences.” His contribution against all forms of violence.[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.
By drawing on the Gospel, we ourselves can become generous sources of love for everyone.[more]
Since 2016, the country has been going through a very serious socio-political crisis, especially in the Anglophone region where Fontem, and the Focolare’s permanent Mariapolis are located. Despite the difficulties, its testimony of unity continues.[more]
A new episode of the history of the Genfest. 1985. Fifth edition, “Many roads towards a united world,” at the Palaeur in Rome, with 20,000 youths from all over the world. The music group “Factor One” formed by three students of Dublin participate with the unforgettable “Yes to You.” The words of Padraic Gilligan, the group’s vocalist and guitarist.[more]