Mary and the God who seems to be absent

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Mary and the God who seems to be absent

Today, even in the most secularised of countries, Mary continues to offer God to the world – not physically as in the past but through people.
This reflection was written by the theologian Klaus Hemmerle.

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Kerala Floods

Kerala Floods

The floods in Kerala in the southern state of India have wrought over 400 victims and displaced about 1.4 million. The Focolare has activated the emergency procedure for those who wish to offer a contribution.

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When poverty is a gift

When poverty is a gift

Lariane was a young girl at Bukas Palad, the Focolare’s social program that has been going in the Philippines since 1986, at first in the outskirts of Manila, and then in Cebu, Davao, Tagaytay and La Union. She is now a teacher in a public school, in the province of Cebu. “I try to transmit that same love to my students,” she says.

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The breadmakers

The breadmakers

In 1988 a group of young people of the Focolare, suddenly became bakers and sold bread on the road outside the Ginetta Mariapolis in Brazil. Thirty years later, the Golden Grain is a successful activity making good quality produce with love, human kindness and the will to share.

Let’s colour our city

Let’s colour our city

The town of Gary in Indiana is one of the poorest in the USA. 100 teenagers from six States went there to help organise activities with the homeless, to serve at a soup kitchen/canteen and work on urban renewal. For many of them it was an unforgettable experience, which opened their eyes not only to the needs but also the beauty of the town, which is, before all else, a community.

Colombia: diversify to generate development

Colombia: diversify to generate development

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.

A People on the Run

A People on the Run

Ever since the beginning of the serious crisis inVenezuela, the uninterrupted flow of people on the run is colliding with a tightening of border laws in neighbouring countries, but the Focolare community in Peru has not stopped welcoming Venezuelans. The story of Silvano Roggero from the focolare in Lima.

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Mary and the Church

Mary and the Church

Mary played a particular role in accompanying Jesus throughout his entire journey, from her “yes” at the Annunciation, to the “yes” at the foot of the Cross. In this way she became the Mother of the entire Church.

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