In Planina, Slovenia, at the end of 2014, 108 representatives of 41 Movements and Communities from 14 Nations had an intense, constructive meeting which led to a renewed passion to collaborate on a project for a more united Europe.[more]
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.”[more]
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.[more]
Giuseppe Maria Zanghi, one of Chiara Lubich’s first companions, passed away on Friday, 23 January 2015.[more]
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.
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.[more]
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.
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!!
Several testimonies from a country which has not been at peace for decades, where people are engaged in the difficult task of peace building.
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.
The ceremony will be held at the Cathedral in Frascati (RM) and will begin at 3.00 pm (GMT) with Vespers. Live streaming event: http://live.focolare.org.[more]
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.[more]