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In 1979, the first women’s Focolare center was opened in Los Angeles, and a year later, the men’s Focolare arrived. Communities of the Ideal have come to life throughout the region, in cities like Madera, San Diego and the Bay Area near San Francisco, Seattle, Montana, Honolulu, as well as Tucson and Phoenix, in Arizona.

The first contacts of the Movement in Hollywood were made in the fall of 1998. Directors, screenwriters, actors and other professionals were fascinated by the spirituality of unity: “This is made for the world of communication”, said Ron Austin, a writer, teacher and producer in Hollywood for over fifty years. They came together for various meetings, trying to understand how to put into practice a Gospel-based spirituality in the competitive world of film making.

For Chiara Lubich’s vision, her effective use of media and the inspiration of her charism in the film industry, the Family Theater Productions of Los Angeles gave Chiara the 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award. The Actor Clarence Gilyard, known for the TV series “Walker, Texas Ranger”, presented the award to her in 2006.

Email: westcoast@focolare.us

Mariapolis Luminosa, Midwest, Westcoast

2017 West Coast Mariapolis

2017 West Coast  Mariapolis

July 1, 2017 – July 4, 2017
COME TO CALIFORNIA FOR THE SUMMER MARIAPOLIS! Nearby Yosemite National Park, a gathering of people of all ages and backgrounds, with the common desire to live out the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

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Christmas Party in Bay Area – California

In the spirit of Christmas, with our typical aim at loving one another, we gathered for our annual Christmas Party.  85 adults and kids came together for the day which included a cello and piano duet performed by 2 young ladies which set the tone for a Christmas meditation.  Experiences of living our Gospel-based spirituality […]

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Deepening our Understanding of the Spirituality of Unity

September 7, 2016 – May 31, 2017
Every 2nd Wednesday of the Month

Brief meditations and sharing aimed at deepening our understanding of the Spirituality of Unity and how to put it into practice in our daily lives.

7:30 – 9 pm

Los Angeles

(Please let us know the Tuesday beforehand if you plan to attend).

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