Pope Francis visits Loppiano, Focolare’s first little-city

Pope Francis visits Loppiano, Focolare’s first little-city

Thursday, May 10, 2018
From the international town of Loppiano, Pope Francis launched an appeal to build together a new civilisation of alliance.

Very early in the morning, along the roads still wrapped in the morning mist, the “Loppiano people” walked up towards the town, 20 km from Florence. The display of native costume and head-dresses of various […]

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Thank you Howard for your extraordinary example of love in unity

Thank you Howard for your extraordinary example of love in unity

Howard J. Belcher, the first married focolarino in the United States, reached the heavenly Mariapolis on February 18, 2018. With him was Rose, his 5 sons, and his sister Alice.
Howard was born February 1, 1935 in Chicago IL. Back in 1954, while in military service, and just over 20 years of age, he was sent […]

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Nativity Display Special Events

Sat Dec 9th
Evergreen Chorus – Christmas Carols (2:00pm)

Sun Dec 10th
St. Kateri Music Ministry – Christmas Carols (1:30pm)

Sat Dec 16th
St. Martin de Porres Choir – Christmas Carlos (1:30pm)

Childrens program – Baby Jesus Workshop (2-4pm)

Sun Dec 17th
The Poughkeepsie Newyorkers Barbershop Chorus – Christmas Program (2:00pm)

 

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The Nativity Display at Mariapolis Luminosa turns 31

The Nativity Display at Mariapolis Luminosa turns 31

On October 8th the annual Nativity Display, which with this edition turns 31, will open at Mariapolis Luminosa.
The display began in 1987 with 50 Nativity Scenes, and was an instant success, as many people from the area visited it: school children, families, teens, young adults and even a Santa.
Since then it has been offered to […]

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A voice for peace after the tragic events at Ohio State University

A voice for peace after the tragic events at Ohio State University

Dr. Butalia, recipient of the 2016 Luminosa Award for Unity, sent us the following statement after the tragic events at Ohio State University, where he works. Thank you Dr. Butalia for your untiring work for peace even in the midst of so much pain.
What happened at The Ohio State University (OSU) today was horrendous. Let […]

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