Marriage as a vocation

The life of a married couple is portrayed in such a fascinating way through the Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis, that it reinforces the choice that we have made. An article published in Città Nuova magazine.

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Family: the joy of love

The novelties and challenges in the Apostolic Exhortation, “Amoris Laetitia,” of Pope Francis, disclosed on 8 April. St. Paul’s hymn to charity, the Church’s opening to those who have remarried, the centrality of life as a couple as the foundation of the stable family. A reflection of Anna and Alberto Friso, members of the Pontifical Council for the Family.

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Up to me! 25-26 September a response to the needs of young people

Up to me! 25-26 September a response to the needs of young people

Developed within the Focolare Movement, Up2Me has been piloted so far in 28 countries. It grew from the need frequently expressed by children and youth who find themselves facing big issues like life, health, sexuality, modern life styles, emotions, future life choices … without adequate tools to deal with them.

Amoris Laetitia’s Year: The fifth video – The ‘foreverness’ and beauty of love

Amoris Laetitia’s Year: The fifth video – The ‘foreverness’ and beauty of love

The Holy Father speaks about “foreverness” in marriage, in this fifth video of the 10-part series prepared as part of the celebration of the «Amoris Laetitia Family» Year. This time Pope Francis addresses himself particularly to spouses.
“Don’t be afraid to fail: fear is the greatest obstacle to welcoming Christ and His plan for our lives! Be careful of fear!”, the Holy Father powerfully warns us.

Congo: the family and peace

Congo: the family and peace

In response to the inititative taken by the Congolese bishops following the Synod on the Family, the Focolare Movement remembers Chiara Lubich on the 8th anniversary of her birthday in Heaven. In solidarity with the family.

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A Syrian doctor at the refugee camp

A Syrian doctor at the refugee camp

The moving story of Issa – “Jesus” in Arab – upon receiving compatriots arriving in Slovenia after indescribable vicissitudes. His dream: to become Jesus for each one of them.

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I’ll love you forever

This is the promise lovers make on St. Valentine’s Day. Romantic illusion? We talk with an engaged couple who are willing to accept the challenge of a church marriage.

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