Four days. Four hundred participants. Christians from many denominations. Faithful of varied religions. Young. Old. Newly arrived immigrants. Some for the first time. Others over many years. Coming together to live and share messages of hope and communion in a world so in need of Unity. These would describe the 2016 Midwest Mariapolis, as would be true for so many other locations around the world where local Mariapolis gatherings are held.[more]
From June 22 to 26 a group of thirty teens from all different ages, backgrounds, and states traveled to Detroit to help “color the city” with love, fraternity, and unity. The trip was sponsored by Teens4Unity (T4U) and supported greatly by the Detroit Focolare community.[more]
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.[more]
At the University of Saint Thomas in St. Paul, MN, entrepreneurs, economists, business people and students from North America and Cameroon came together June 9-12 to design new models of leadership and business inspired by the principles of the Economy of Communion (EoC).[more]
“Jesus is the greatest gift of all”: with this spirit, thousands of children throughout the world remind us that “Jesus has been dislodged,” and invite us to make him once again the focus of Christmas. In St. Peter’s Square on 20 December, there will be a Children’s Jubilee with the blessing of their statues of Baby Jesus.
A video produced by the Gen 4 International Centre in Rome.
16 year old Caitlin Rowley from Houston, Texas, shares how she lives with Crohn’s Disease, overcoming her fears. An experience which emanates strength and light.
An exhibition held in support of victims in war-torn countries. It consists of a wall composed of handmade tiles which can be lifted off and taken home. Joelma Regis, the project creator, explains: “We are all connected and together we can help tear down the walls of indifference in our everyday lives.”
A message from Atlanta, GA on the Orlando shooting:
“34 years ago, a new road opened up in front of me. That of living for a more just world, more united. I began to try to build it every day, at home, at school, with friends. I soon understood it is not an easy choice. Sometimes […]
Sunday, June 5, 2016, the Indianapolis Muslim community of followers of Imam W.D. Mohammed and the local Focolare community in Indianapolis held a Picnic for Unity.[more]
A family Word of Life group, which meets in a Houston area parish, recently came up with the idea to organize a Date Night for area couples. The evening had the theme of building unity in the family. The outreach was part of the works organized by the Houston area Spirituality of Communion Committee.[more]