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]
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]
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.
Marriage can bring unexpected challenges, and no one knows this better than Giulio and Pina. 22 years ago, on a day like any other, a sudden stroke changed everything. Produced by Marco Aleotti and Giulio Mainenti, this video tells part of their story.
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]