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]
Ecclesiastic movements and communities side by side in a study day entitled “Charisms and institutions,” dedicated to the relationship between “hierarchical gifts” for the life of the Church..[more]
At the conclusion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, we are proposing the story of Peter Grimheden: a Swedish pediatrician, Lutheran and a focolarino. An example of concrete unity.[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.
This month’s Word of Life invites us to build bridges and heal fractured relationships.[more]
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is an invitation to find throughout the year, the opportunities to share in the progress of the communion between churches and pray together for the fullness of unity. In (Italy) an ecumenical cycling event to give respect to all creation.[more]
Gisella Calliari, one of the first focolarinas, passed away today, on January 20 at the age of 97. Her long life was continually aimed at the realization of Jesus’s dream: that all be one.[more]