Lum award 2012 5The Focolare Movement, present everywhere in the world, is like a vast and varied family. It began in 1943 during the Second World War as a current of spiritual and social renewal.

‘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.

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Pope Francis’s challenge

Pope Francis’s challenge

Two weeks after the Pope’s visit to the international little town of Loppiano, Maria Voce, the Focolare President, invited everyone in the Movement to respond to his appeal by bringing the culture of ‘we’ into society.

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Youth Center for North America

Youth Center for North America

The Youth Center for North America (YCNA) provides opportunities for youth and young adults to come together and build community through a variety of activities and programs in different areas of the country. At the same time they are able to learn more about the Focolare spirituality of unity fostering human and spiritual growth on many levels.
While it […]

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