The Luminosa Award for Unity given to groups and individuals whose lives and works contribute to universal brotherhood,[more]
- Focolare Center
- Focolare Little Town
- Social Center
- Local community
- Mariapolis Center
“The little city” of the Focolare Movement for North America
Mariapolis Luminosa – one of 32 little cities of the Focolare Movement around the world, is the Focolare little city for North America, located in Hyde Park, New York, in the beautiful surroundings of the Hudson Valley. In 1986, at its inauguration, Focolare founder Chiara Lubich wrote in a message: “This city of Mary could be the model of a new humanity where unity has become a reality.” Day after day this plan of unity is coming about. All year round, a great variety of gatherings is taking place at Luminosa for children, families, teenagers, youth, entrepreneurs, men and women religious and priests.
At Christmas time, Luminosa traditionally hosts a unique display of over 100 Nativity Scenes from all over the world.
Since 1988 the annual presentation of the Luminosa Award for Unity has been a means of recognizing a person or group whose life and works have given a significant contribution to unity, which is the Focolare’s goal.
In 1998, the Focolare Center for Education in Dialogue was inaugurated. It promotes seminars and interactive dialogue sessions that are held where experts in ecumenism, Christian-Jewish dialogue, Islam and Buddhism offer an in-depth look at various points.
Special events, such as the summer 3-day gathering called Mariapolis, offer families and people of all ages and walks of life an experience of how life can be transformed if love and unity are its foundation. When the Mariapolis ends, people find that it was not only a tremendous weekend, but they have experienced a way of living that they will be able to bring back home.
December 1, 2013 – December 24, 2013
Come visit the nativity scenes at Mariapolis Luminosa.
October 26, 2013 – October 27, 2013
It is Fall again. Enjoy nature’s gift of the beautiful Autumn colors and make new friends. All while helping out!
Location: Mariapolis Luminosa of the Focolare
200 Cardinal Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538
When: Saturday, October 26th from 9:30am – 5:00pm
(for those who wish to attend, there is Mass 9:00am)
Sunday, October 27th After the 9:00am Mass and through […][more]