• Focolare Center
  • Focolare Little Town
  • Social Center
  • Local community
  • Mariapolis Center

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.


Mariapolis Luminosa, Midwest, Westcoast

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 […]


2017 West Coast Mariapolis – Save the Date

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.”


Run4Unity on the West Coast

Run4Unity on the West Coast

The Teens for Unity on US West Coast joined the worldwide relay race for peace that took place on May 3, 2015.  The Run4Unity is an annual sporting event for teens all over the world who want to express their desire for peace and solidarity for their peers in countries battered by war.

“Discovering Universal Brotherhood” […]