‘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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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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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.

A Parish That Evangelizes

A Parish That Evangelizes

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.

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