Family Matters day in Maynooth will bring hope to families

Family Matters day in Maynooth will bring hope to families

Pope Francis is set to visit Ireland in August 2018 for the World Meeting of Families which will draw many thousands of families from all over the world.  As preparations get underway for the huge event in Dublin, the Focolare Movement, which has its centre in Prosperous, Co. Kildare, has organised a one day event on the theme of Family Matters at the Aula Maxima, South Campus, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth on Saturday 29th April 2018.

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Christ is Risen!

Christ is Risen!

This year, by happy coincidence, Easter will be celebrated on the same day by Christians of the Eastern and Western churches. Maria Voce, President of the Focolare Movement, conveys her best wishes.

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Family matters

Family matters

We all belong to a family. Families come in all shapes and sizes. There can be wonderful moments in family but none of us can say our family is perfect!

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Chiara Lubich and the family – live streaming

Chiara Lubich and the family – live streaming

The 9th anniversary of Chiara Lubich’s death will be on March 14. The theme chosen to mark this anniversary is the family, a theme very much in keeping with the dynamics opened by the Synod of Bishops and the subsequent Apostolic exhortation of Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia.
Live streaming of the event Saturday 11th March from 3pm to 5.30pm irish time on http://live.focolare.org/FamilyHighlights/

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Francis: Economy and communion

Francis: Economy and communion

Pope Francis received 1200 entrepreneurs, young people and scholars involved in the Economy of Communion in 54 different countries. No to an economy that kills. Yes to an economy of communion.

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017

Each year Christians worldwide celebrate together the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. In the Western hemisphere it occurs from 18th to 25th January whereas often in the Southern hemisphere it is during Pentecost week.

The material is always prepared by Christians in a different country. This year it was Germany’s Christians who chose and prepared the material on the theme “Reconciliation. The Love of Christ Compels Us” with reference to 2 Corinthians 5:14-20.

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