A Fond Farewell: Five Times Over

This June the Midwest Focolare community and friends came together to offer a fond farewll, five times over, to their dear friends - Paloma Cabetas, JoEllen Karstens, Paula Tai, Betsy Dugas, and Marianne Hessing.

The day was a celebration of the life and love shared by and with these five focolarinas moving to focolare centers across the United States and Canada. Betsy and JoEllen will be opening a new Focolare Center in Denver with two other focolarinas joinging them. Paloma, joined by four other focolarinas, will be establishing the new Canadian/US zone center which will be located in Maryland. Marianne will be returning to the little city of Luminosa in Hyde Park, New York. Paola Tai will be relocating to the Focolare Center in Vancouver. With greatest gratitude for the unity and love shared over the years, all wished to remain united regardless of what time or distance may come.