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Forty days in Syria

Forty days in Syria

Extracts of a Swiss priest’s experience in an Eastern-rite Catholic Syrian communion. The presence of the Risen Christ amidst the sufferings of the war. Living fraternity in the dark night of the war.

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Families: Eric and Lut’s dream

Families: Eric and Lut’s dream

“We considered the precarious situation of many children around the world truly intolerable.” This is why they became supporters and promoters of the New Families Movement’s Solidarity at a Distance project.

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Living the Gospel when trouble is at hand

Living the Gospel when trouble is at hand

This month’s Word of Life invites us to be reconciled with God. Every moment of the day can become an opportunity for doing just that and helping others to rediscover a relationship with Him.

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Chiara Lubich: “The Future lies in the Family”

Chiara Lubich: “The Future lies in the Family”

In connection with the events at the little town of Loppiano from 10th-12th March, on the 9th anniversary of Chiara Lubich’s death and the 50th anniversary of the New Families Movement, we publish some extracts from a talk given in Lucerne (Switzerland) in 1999.

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In Syria, a Lenten Season of Tears

In Syria, a Lenten Season of Tears

The Archbishop of Damascus talks about his country after 6 years of war – a site of ruins, childhoods taken away, deserted parishes and the daily struggle to find food and water.

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Egypt: Families bear witness to hope

Egypt: Families bear witness to hope

The country is undergoing a serious economic and social crisis. The families of the Focolare, gathered together in Cairo on 27 January, want to be a “source of hope and joy” as a contribution to Egyptian society.

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In Nigeria, a high school becomes a Mariapolis

In Nigeria, a high school becomes a Mariapolis

In Jos, Nigeria, 600 high school students experience, together with their teachers and families, the shared lifestyle of the Focolare Movement, discovering how “God truly exists and is alive.”

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Iraq: They have destroyed my city

Iraq: They have destroyed my city

The testimony of Azeez, a young Iraqi, speaks at an international conference of young people of the Focolare. His escape with the family and his effort to build peace.

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