Living the Gospel. Welcome one another no matter what

Living the Gospel. Welcome one another no matter what

From diversity of opinions to disappointments, from mistakes to forgiveness, there are so many occasions where we can experience the beauty of mutual acceptance. Some flashes from life, which bring us back to February’s Word of Life: “Welcome one another.”

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Leaders of different Churches gather at Focolare Centre for Unity

Leaders of different Churches gather at Focolare Centre for Unity

On Wednesday this week, a group of 14 Bishops came together – Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran and Coptic Orthodox from different parts of England. The ecumenical gathering also included the General Secretary of Churches Together in England, Revd David Cornick, himself a United Reformed minister.

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Thank you, Peppuccio!

Thank you, Peppuccio!

Giuseppe Maria Zanghi, one of Chiara Lubich’s first companions, passed away on Friday, 23 January 2015.

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Chiara Lubich: Unity and Politics

Chiara Lubich: Unity and Politics

14 March 2015
On the 7th anniversary of Chiara’s passing, a special worldwide event will take place focusing on the impact of the “Spirituality of Unity” in the area of politics.

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A “socialised” sanctity

A “socialised” sanctity

The cause for the canonisation of Chiara Lubich will open on 27 January. Igino Giordani, in his inedited writings of 1974, testified to how the encounter in 1948 with Chiara and her charism had changed his life, stirring up in him a totally new concept of sanctity.

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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.

Chiara Lubich Servant of God

Chiara Lubich Servant of God

The Cause of Beatification and Canonization of Chiara Lubich opens on January 27 in the Cathedral of Frascati (Rome). Watch the live streaming event , from 3.00-5.00 p.m. (GMT), with translations in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese: http://live.focolare.org

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Nigeria, a journey among the refugees of Yola

Nigeria, a journey among the refugees of Yola

A harsh guerrilla group has been terrorizing some areas of Nigeria for some time now. The States of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe are those most affected by the attacks and for more than a year have been living in a state of emergency. A trip to the borders of the world to share the sufferings of the refugees.

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