50 years on the ecumenical journey

50 years on the ecumenical journey

On Saturday, 26 October, Liverpool Hope University welcomed a 400-strong gathering to mark the 50th anniversary of the Focolare Movement’s arrival in Britain in November 1963.

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First New Ecclesial Movements and Communities gathering ever in the UK

First New Ecclesial Movements and Communities gathering ever in the UK

For the first time ever in the UK there will be a huge gathering and celebration of all the New Ecclesial Movements and Communities in the UK. Alpha International, Focolare, St Egidio and Youth 2000 are just some of the lay movements that are coming together to share what we all have in common; to be a gift at the service of the Church today.

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‘YOLO’: negative phrase made positive by young people

‘YOLO’: negative phrase made positive by young people

‘YOLO’ stands for You Only Live Once. It’s used by today’s texters and tweeters in a sarcastic way to mock their own boredom or ennui. So perhaps it was an odd theme for a recent congress of young people from the Focolare… or was it?

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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.

An Unstoppable Generation

A thousand Gen2 from around the world gather in Castel Gandolfo, Italy, for their world congress and to remember one of their own: Chiara Luce Badano.

Chiara Luce presented at World Youth Day in Rio

Chiara Luce presented at World Youth Day in Rio

On the day when Pope Francis visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida, he also went to St. Francis Hospital especially where he visited young people who are recovering from drug addiction. A few thousand young people attended the show on the life of Chiara Luce Badano who is one of the official intercessors of the WYD.

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The youth of the Focolare at WYD

The youth of the Focolare at WYD

Rio de Janeiro welcomes 2 million young people for the XXVIII edition of World Youth Day. But not only. It also welcomes Pope Francis , who on his first apostolic journey will meet with young people in Copacabana for the Via Crucis, and in Campus Fidei for the Vigil and for Mass at the conclusion of WYD.

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