Last weekend young people from Word of Life groups in Belfast, Dublin and from University College Dublin made their way to the ‘Centre for Unity’ in Welwyn Garden City, on the outskirts of London, for the annual Focolare Regenerate event.[more]
Can we make any difference at all to the attitudes and ethos in the places where we work, live, support and relax?
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Celebration of Lay Movements ‘vital to the life of the church’.[more]
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.[more]
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.[more]
‘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?[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.
This month a group of young people of the Focolare Movement launched the United World Project in the UK.[more]
Members of the Focolare movement planned, organised and held a fair all in less than a day … and raised over £1000 for humanitarian projects in Syria.[more]
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.[more]