Preview of Midwest Youth at World Youth Day

Preview of Midwest Youth at World Youth Day

From July 22 to August 6, twenty-one Midwest Focolare youth, along with five chaperones, attended the festivities and activities of World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, which included a one week youth school entitled, You Got Me. The post WYD school was held in Jasna, Slovakia, sponsored by the Youth for a United World of the Focolare Movement.

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Midwest Mariapolis 2016

Midwest Mariapolis 2016

Four days. Four hundred participants. Christians from many denominations. Faithful of varied religions. Young. Old. Newly arrived immigrants. Some for the first time. Others over many years. Coming together to live and share messages of hope and communion in a world so in need of Unity. These would describe the 2016 Midwest Mariapolis, as would be true for so many other locations around the world where local Mariapolis gatherings are held.

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Detroit Service Retreat – Teens4Unity

Detroit Service Retreat – Teens4Unity

From June 22 to 26 a group of thirty teens from all different ages, backgrounds, and states traveled to Detroit to help “color the city” with love, fraternity, and unity. The trip was sponsored by Teens4Unity (T4U) and supported greatly by the Detroit Focolare community.

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A Fond Farewell: Five Times Over

A Fond Farewell: Five Times Over

This June the Midwest Focolare community and friends came together to offer a fond farewll, five times over, to their dear friends – Paloma Cabetas, JoEllen Karstens, Paula Tai, Betsy Dugas, and Marianne Hessing.

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Children and the real Christmas story

Children and the real Christmas story

“Jesus is the greatest gift of all”: with this spirit, thousands of children throughout the world remind us that “Jesus has been dislodged,” and invite us to make him once again the focus of Christmas. In St. Peter’s Square on 20 December, there will be a Children’s Jubilee with the blessing of their statues of Baby Jesus.

Joelma and the Wall of Tiles

Joelma and the Wall of Tiles

An exhibition held in support of victims in war-torn countries. It consists of a wall composed of handmade tiles which can be lifted off and taken home. Joelma Regis, the project creator, explains: “We are all connected and together we can help tear down the walls of indifference in our everyday lives.”

EoC Convention 2016

EoC Convention 2016

At the University of Saint Thomas in St. Paul, MN, entrepreneurs, economists, business people and students from North America and Cameroon came together June 9-12 to design new models of leadership and business inspired by the principles of the Economy of Communion (EoC).

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Orlando: we can still hope

Orlando: we can still hope

A message from Atlanta, GA on the Orlando shooting:
“34 years ago, a new road opened up in front of me. That of living for a more just world, more united. I began to try to build it every day, at home, at school, with friends. I soon understood it is not an easy choice. Sometimes […]

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