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]
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]
“Once upon a time, in 1971 (yeah, not that long ago!), in Sassello, Italy a girl named Chiara Luce was born. She was an average girl who liked to sing and play tennis. She even failed math one year. She never did anything “big” like found a hospital or religious order, but she went to Church regularly and tried to love God and live the Gospel in her life.”[more]
From immigration to the celebration of Mass for the crowds. How Pope Francis changed the face of the nation.[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.
Last 25 September, the city vibrated with excitement as never before, and this means a lot in New York which is so used to superlative events and celebrities. But Pope Francis surpassed them all. Susanne Janssen, director of “Living City Magazine” reported on the event.[more]
The Pope’s call during the Angelus on Sunday 6th September 2015 stirred consciences to open the doors of parishes, religious communities, monasteries and convents, to take in refugees. The Focolare Movement’s thanks and response to Pope Francis’ appeal.[more]
Helping to relieve poverty in Haiti while resolving the environmental problem. The Cucine solari per Mont -Organizé Project presented at EXPO Milano 2015 in the Cascina Trulza-Civil Society Pavilion.[more]