“Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.’’ (Lk 1:38)[more]
- 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.
Hundreds of thousands of teenagers across the globe led a worldwide relay race. Boys and girls from different ethnic groups, cultures and religions race together to bear witness to their commitment to peace and to promote a way to reach this peace : the Golden Rule.
The race was promoted by the Teens for Unity of […]
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 […][more]