‘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]
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]
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.[more]
Three Schools of Northern Ireland (two catholic schools and a reformed one) since 1993 created a “circle of schools”, in order to promote fraternity among their students.[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.
On July 6th, at the Focolare Centre for Unity in Welwyn Garden City, England, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor delivered a memorial lecture to mark the fifth anniversary of the death of Focolare’s founder, Chiara Lubich.[more]
A glimpse into the daily life of 7 to 8 years old children, in dealing with their class companions and parents.[more]
In Great Britain people nourished by the spirituality of unity become engaged in their parish as animators of living communities: a “home and school of communion” for all.[more]