Members of the Chicago Focolare community participated in the annual Prayer for Christian Unity event organized by Ecumenism Metro Chicago. Nine christian churches were represented in the ecumenical prayer service.[more]
An event, with a truly warm atmosphere, took place on a spring day in Chicago that was a little too cool for the anticipated outdoor gathering. It was the annual Encounter of followers of W.D. Mohamed and the Focolare community.[more]
Finally the Run4Unity2016 baton arrived in Ohio! On Saturday, May 14, Run4Unity2016 took place in Columbus. It was a super day full of joy, unity and friendship![more]
On May 8, Most Reverend Blaise Cupich of the Archdiocese of Chicago met with the lay movements operating within the Chicago Archdiocese. There were twenty five lay movements present including Communion and Liberation, Legion of Mary, Marriage Encounter, and Cursillo among others.[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.”
Held in a variety of settings, with different programs, Mariapolis, is an occasion to gather with many and, in a dialogue of true openness, learn to be a gift for one another. Here are the locations and dates for the 2016 Mariapolises.[more]
COME TO CALIFORNIA FOR THE SUMMER MARIAPOLIS! Nearby Yosemite National Park, a gathering of people of all ages and backgrounds, with the common desire to live out the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”[more]
A year after the opening of Chiara Lubich’s Cause of Beatification, we publish an extract from a talk she gave at Loppiano on the 14th May 1987.[more]