Leaving behind everything for a year, to grow together as a family was the brave decision of ten families from many countries of the world, who return home completely transformed by the Gospel.[more]
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.
A family opts to live a life experience with families from other countries.[more]
The year of the Loreto School just ended at the end of June and the families who attended it went back to their countries (Brazil, Cameroun, Czech Republic…), enriched by the gift of an experience that can never be erased and will expand all over the world.[more]