A permanent school for families with the scope of deepening in the spirituality of unity and subjects relative to the family. It was founded in 1982 by Chiara Lubich, with the desire that through this school families could relive “the experience of the family of Nazareth, with Jesus always in their midst in order to give joy to many others. The inter-nationality and “full-time” immersion in the life of the Focolare’s little town in Loppiano (Florence), governed according to the evangelic spirit of universal brotherhood, make it a unique experience of growth and exchange among cultures.

The course begins in September and ends in June.  Families coming from all over the world, housed for their privacy in one-family lodgings, spend together  times of formation and moments of work, study and various activities.  At the same time their children attend the public schools on the territory.

In order to participate in the Loreto School the families must often overcome various obstacles, which go from economic, work, language, red tape regarding visas, etc…, but going back home they take with them a new store of enthusiasm for witnessing that the family can contribute to the fulfilment of universal brotherhood and be a resource for renewal of the social tissue.  The couples, together with their children and with the entire network of families that live the spirituality of unity, become carriers of new responsibility and hope that humanity can become more and more one family.

To receive more detailed information regarding participation please get in touch with your nearest Focolare Zone.

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From the Balkan mountains to the Tuscan hills

From the Balkan mountains to the Tuscan hills

We report the experience of a family from a country in Bulgaria in Loppiano who, after 28 years of marriage, ‘get back in game’ to live the experience of the Loreto School.

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Loreto School – Quarantine in color

This morning a surprise and a lot of joy for our families at Loreto School. On the day of the Annunciation we received a special touch from Mary for her Citadel of Loppiano: the snow!
We proposed to live the quarantine of colours in time of social isolation.
We presented it today to the families to help each other to live as harmoniously and in communion as possible this unforeseen and complex moment. We are all committed to ensuring that the emotional life and communion among all, generated by GIM, will always support families in these difficult days.

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