I discovered joy in Baobab

I discovered joy in Baobab

The testimony of an Italian volunteer at a welcoming centre for North African refugees. When love becomes concrete as August’s Word of Life proclaims.

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For living the Gospel

For living the Gospel

July’s Word of Life reminds us that no matter how hard and difficult our life circumstances might be, we are certain that Jesus has already taken them upon himself and overcome them. Some brief stories of people who believe this every day.

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16th July – a significant date

16th July – a significant date

In the following text, published in the New Humanity Journal (June 2012), Chiara Lubich describes a “pact of unity” with Igino Giordani whom she called Foco (Fire). It was the prelude to a period of intense spiritual and mystical contemplation throughout that summer. 

The Focolare recalls July 16, 1949 as the day on which Chiara Lubich and Igino Giordani […]

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Poland: Christian-Muslim Dialogue in Katowice

Poland: Christian-Muslim Dialogue in Katowice

The 3rd Christians Amongst Muslims Day is held on May 29, 2015, at the Doha Centre for Dialogue and Culture: “Isa bin Marjam/Jesus Christ – Brother of each one of us.” Focolare president and co-president, Maria Voce and Jesús Morán were also amongst the invited guests.

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The Amazon: environmentalists with a heart

The Amazon: environmentalists with a heart

In the face of deforestation issues, Raimundo and Edilene, with other families were able to create in the heart of the Amazon forest, an area that preserves local biodiversity, in line with the “Laudato Si” document, the encyclical letter of Pope Francis on care for our common home.

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Thank you Fr Foresi

Thank you Fr Foresi

Pasquale Foresi – more familiarly known as Chiaretto – the first focolarino priest and co-founder of the Focolare Movement, died on 14th June. Our memories of him are full of affection and gratitude.

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