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Living the Gospel: God has primacy in our lives

The phrase "Render to Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's" (Mt 22:21) contains an imminent request to live out our faith radically and this is what loving really means: to do the will of God who gives us everything and to do it wholeheartedly; recognizing His voice amid the deafening noise of the world and choosing it as the best way forward in everyday life. ... Read More

Living the Gospel: Become contagious

Looking at the gestures of love performed by others sometimes generates a pull, like magnets, attracts us, softens our hearts and awakens in us a desire to "join in," to do the same. It is something that does not go unnoticed, capable of truly impacting many. ... Read More

Livia Groff Goller: meeting Jesus in the other

On 8 August 2023, at the age of 99, Livia Groff (widow of Olivo Goller), a married focolarina from Trent (Italy) and part of the first Focolare community formed around Chiara Lubich, returned to the house of the Father. We remember her through a short extract in which she tells us what true conversion was for her.  ... Read More

Gen Verde in Portugal

From the end of July to the beginning of August 2023, Gen Verde travelled the length and breadth of Portugal. A fortnight long tour featuring art workshops and concerts. Many young people were involved in an experience of transforming music into a means of testimony and encounter. ... Read More