God’s faithful and everlasting love shows us how we can welcome others.[more]
A love just declared, but already burning the soul. The enchantment of being together, such a happy scene that leads to further choices. That’s the opening scene of any marriage. But then? The contribution to the World Meeting of Families from Anna and Alberto Friso of the Focolare Movement and collaborators of the Dicastery of the Laity, Family and Life.[more]
The compelling story recounted by Salvatore D’Antona of Naples, a true story that makes us reflect. Here is a sample from his second novel, published by Citta Nuova.[more]
“The peripheries: capital of Italy” is the title of the boot camps held by the young people of the Focolare in Turin, in the regenerated spaces of a former factory, and in Rome, in a district marked by marginalization and degradation. An experience of commitment, interpersonal relations and collaboration with the territory’s associations and institutions.[more]
Local Genfests were held not only in Manila but also in some countries worldwide, with similar experiences for youths of all latitudes and cultures. Here are some of them.[more]
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.
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.
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.
It was another Sunday, August 19th, 34 years ago. A day made memorable by the visit of Pope Saint John Paul II to the international centre of the Focolare Movement near Rome. Here are some excerpts from his talk.[more]
The Mariapolis, a traditional summer gathering of the Focolare, is held and continues in various parts of the world with varied features and expressions, as seen from the many messages we have received, some of which we are sharing here.[more]
Alberto and Anna Friso who have long been committed in the New Families of the Focolare Movement, share their own expectations for the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Ireland (August 21 – 26, 2018). Interview by Vatican News.[more]