Little Cities
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Loppiano, Montet, Ottmaring, O’Higgins, Tagaytay, Fontem, El Diamante, Luminosa…

The development of the Focolare little cities can be traced through a series of events and intuitions experienced by Chiara Lubich, the founder of the Focolare Movement.

There is a note in one of Chiara Lubich’s diaries which recalls a visit to a Swiss abbey in 1962 where she experienced the first intuitions of the idea of having ‘little towns’ inhabited by the people of the Focolare Movement. She wrote: “It was at Einsiedeln that I understood, from looking at the abbey church below and all that was surrounding it, that a town of the Movement should develop, which wouldn’t be made up of an abbey or hotels, but rather of simple houses, work places, schools – just like an ordinary town.” These developments grew and are known today as little towns or permanent Mariapolis.

The citizens live, work and study there and through their daily actions give witness to the phrase from the Bible: ‘Love one another as I have loved you’.

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Teens4Unity – Global Person Project
May 8, 2014
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The Global Person Project is an international camp and mission trip of the Teens4Unity which will take place this summer in Latin America.
Seminar on Fraternity – Relational Principle in Politics & Law
March 10, 2013
In Loppiano, which houses the Sophia University Institute, an international seminar on fraternity will be held on 11-13 March.
Luminosa Award For Unity 2012
November 26, 2012
Award recognizes the Catholic Charities Spanish Catholic Center of Washington for 45 years of service to the city’s diverse immigrant population, bringing them together and helping them give back to the community