At the annual meeting of leaders from various churches, held at the end of January in Welwyn Garden City, a small Focolare town near to London, the theme for the day was “Mary, a model for living God’s Word.” The keynote address was given by the theologian Judith Povilus of the Focolare Movement.[more]
Eradicating hunger in the world and contributing to the growth of all peoples are some of the objectives of the United Nations that are pursued through its Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO). The young people from the Focolare have also become involved.[more]
“An ideal that makes history” After the fall of the Berlin Wall, 20 thousand young people from both Eastern and Western Europe and other parts of the world, come together for the first time.[more]
Every gesture of love is a sip at the source of the Gospel.[more]
The narration of Councilor for Culture and Tourism in Guaramiranga, in the State of Ceará: “I drew strength from the Gospel for my commitment to my city.”[more]
A Brazilian actor’s career is interrupted through a sudden illness which progressively leaves him immobilised. “My life was re-modelled by God’s hands.”
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.
A month after she left us for heaven, we remember Gisella (Gis) Calliari who was a close collaborator of Chiara Lubich in the founding of the Focolare, and who was a protagonist, right from the start, of the birth of the charism of unity into the world.[more]
The second phase of the Breaking Rays Project has just concluded among a group of young people in the field of communications, developing professional skills that will equip them for promoting a more united world.[more]
Lent is a time for reflection. We offer some thoughts by Klaus Hemmerle (1929-1994), regarding the earthly journey of Jesus, who in taking upon himself the emptiness of the world revealed the depths of our human nature.[more]