June Word of Life

June Word of Life

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God (Mt 5:9).

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Helping hand after Portugal bushfires

Helping hand after Portugal bushfires

Nothing that is done to safeguard nature and the environment is small. The children of the Focolare in Carvalhal de Vermilhas (Portugal) plant new trees in a forest destroyed by a bushfire last year.

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Pope Francis landing in Loppiano

Pope Francis landing in Loppiano

In just a few hours time Pope Francis will land in Loppiano. As the excitement mounts, the residents of this international Focolare town give voice to their hopes for this flying visit.

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Nomadelfia and the law of fraternity

Nomadelfia and the law of fraternity

Loppiano and Nomadelfia are awaiting the visit of Pope Francis this coming 10 May. The community of Catholic volunteers founded by Fr. Zeno Saltini, with which the Focolare shares the vision of fraternity and unity of the human family, visited the Focolare Centre in Rocca di Papa.

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Hope Beyond Fear

Hope Beyond Fear

Those attending the conference at Castel Gandolfo, Italy, who were from 23 different countries, returned home convinced that unity between Christians and Muslims is possible.

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Story of Chiara Lubich

Story of Chiara Lubich

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.

Kenya – A light in the slums

Kenya – A light in the slums

Mathare, a slum of 500,000 people in Nairobi, Kenya. Some Focolare families transform the chapel into a school building during the week, helping to change the lives of children and families. Now they have a future!!

Myanmar. “Without love, how could I forgive?”

Myanmar. “Without love, how could I forgive?”

The story of May Han. During the Saffron Revolution her husband who was active in defending human rights, was arrested and died in prison. In the darkness of her pain the light of God’s love brings forgiveness.

Dialogue and Christian unity

Dialogue and Christian unity

As part of a series of celebrations commemorating the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), Jesús Morán, Focolare Co-President addressed a Conference “WCC, Chiara Lubich and the Focolare” held in Geneva, Switzerland on 18th April. His talk examined cultural, anthropological and ecclesial aspects of dialogue. In summary:

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Together as a sign of hope

Together as a sign of hope

Christians and Muslims get together to focus on shared values and work for the common good in various fields: family, environment, ethics, mass media, art and culture, social commitment. This is the dialogue of life that nourishes concrete experiences of fraternity.

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