The adventure of temporary focolares continues: small groups who move from their city or country to visit Focolare communities that can be far away, at times in places that are undergoing conflict or social crises. Their goal is to strengthen relationships with people and the local church.[more]
On the occasion of the annual meeting of the delegates of the Focolare worldwide, we received a request from His Majesty, the Fon of Fontem, to pray for the Bangwa people in Anglophone Cameroon.[more]
On 13th June 2016 Francesco was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a form of Motor Neurone Disease which attacks the neurons controlling voluntary muscles, progressively affecting his movement – but not, according to Francesco, his freedom to love.[more]
The Giorgio La Pira International Students Centre in Florence, Italy, is celebrating its 40th anniversary. It welcomes and supports overseas students and from the very start was entrusted to the Focolare Movement. We interviewed its director, Maurizio Certini.[more]
This is the title of the recent Congress for the Focolare youths active in the local Church, with participants from Italy and various countries of Europe, Africa and the Middle East.[more]
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.
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.
Palawan, Philippines is considered one of the most beautiful islands in the world, but it’s not only tourism and pristine beaches. We met Erik and his restaurant where, in addition to fine cooking, we also met his staff who are making a difference.
The Word of God is a constant and secure guide for our lives.[more]
Twenty four years old and from the Province of Akland in the Philippines, Chiarela had always had only one desire: to become a doctor. With the support of the Focolare community and her own tenacity that dream was transformed into a reality.[more]
One of the many local Genfests was held August 10-12 for the first time in Havana. It was “unheard of”, they write, with more than 500 young people arriving from all over the island.[more]