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]
Can we save relationships between people with highly divergent political ideas? At the Genfest in Manila some Gen from Spain recounted their experience after the October 2017 referendum for independence.[more]
Mary carries within herself the one who is the Wisdom of the Father, Jesus who came to enlighten every human being.[more]
From July 24th to August 1st the annual summer gathering of bishops who animate the meetings for Bishop Friends of the Focolare Movement, was held in Seggau, Austria, attended by 63 prelates from 31 countries, who wanted to live and enter more deeply into the spirituality of communion.[more]
Tommaso Carrieri is co-founder of Non Dalla Guerra (“Not from war”). He spoke of his work for peace to 6,000 young people attending Genfest 2018 in Manila.[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.
As the World Meeting of Families in Ireland draws near, we bring you the experience of a family from Mexico. They left behind all certainty in order to respond to an invitation to move to the Focolare’s little city in Aztec country.[more]
Letter from a young inmate to the young people at Genfest2018. “Even behind bars you can live for a united world, by trying to love and serve everybody.”[more]
With just under a month to go to the World Meeting of Families, which is taking place from 21 – 26 August in Dublin, Ireland, plans are at an advanced stage. Brenda Drumm, who is in charge of communications: “We can’t wait to hug Pope Francis.”[more]