At the invitation of the bishop of Yellowknife, Canada, four members from different Focolare North American communities, including a priest, became a temporary Focolare for a month with the Tlicho tribe of Whati, in the Northwest Territories.[more]
‘A people born from the Gospel,’ is how it was defined by its founder Chiara Lubich (1920-2008), a charismatic and significant woman of the 20th century.
Its purpose: to work cooperatively to build a more united world, following the inspiration of Jesus’ prayer to the Father ‘May they all be one’ (Jn 17:21), respecting and valuing diversity. It focuses on dialogue as a method, has a constant commitment to building bridges and relationships of fraternity among individuals, peoples and cultural worlds.
Persons of every age, vocation, religion, conviction and culture belong to the Focolare.
Download monthly Word of Life documents for children, including a color version.[more]
The Synod on the theme “Young People, Faith and Discerning a Vocation,” concluded on October 28, with the presentation of the Final Document and a Letter to the Youth of the Whole World.[more]