For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother. (Mt. 12:50)[more]
This year, Mariapolis GB 2020 is happening online. All are welcome! Please join us for all or part of the day. Booking is essential. Watch this space – more details coming soon.[more]
An event organised by the Focolare Movement in Ireland. The daylong event takes place on SATURDAY 27th JUNE 202O. Living in the uncertain times of Covid 19, the event is online, but we believe, notwithstanding this, it will be a moment of real joy and hope for us all as we contemplate how the light of Christ’s presence, promised in the gospel: ‘Where two or more are gathered in my name…. (Mat 18:20)’ – enlightens every aspect of our lives – from home to society.[more]
Whilst I have always been a very busy person, a recent event rocked my world a bit and is teaching me to get more of a balance and listen to what is important.[more]
On 20th June at 1 PM (UK time), you can follow the live launch of Pathway 2020/2021, entitled #daretocare. It’ll be live via the United World Project’s YouTube’s channel.[more]
How can we be a sign of hope for the world? The title of this link up is “A Light for the World” and today we want to explore this light, from the perspective of friendship
4and fraternal relations with our brothers and sisters of the different religions that are part of the Focolare family.
TimeOut – A short prayer or reflection to ask for peace and to focus on our personal commitment to build peace wherever we are
Respond to this call, use your imagination and plan a local online event between May 1st – May 7th to explore what it takes to be #InTimeForPeace and amplify care, solidarity and hope during this #Covid19 Pandemic.
“Pills” of hope: the silent transmission
Just some of the countless initiatives of solidarity emerging from the Coronovirus outbreak: not all transmission is negative. As the world finds itself dramatically united by the spread of Coronavirus, sharing suffering and dismay over the growing number of deaths,.
On May 3rd we’re getting the worldwide online relay race going, from 11 to 12 o’clock across all time zones. #run4unity #intime4peace #unitedworldweek
After the events in Minneapolis and the demonstrations worldwide we feel powerless and outraged, yet we continue to believe and work for a spirit of openness and participation so as to address the deepest needs of our time.[more]
The other day I went on a long walk along the beach near Crosby. It was a “walking Prayer” walk I was walking, talking to, maybe sometimes shouting to, God. At one point I found myself complaining about social distancing, that I found it hard to see how “2 metres apart with a face mask” would help to bring unity in the world. I then looked out to sea, to the 100 statues that make up “Another Place” by Anthony Gormley, all socially distanced but looking to the same horizon. It was as if God was saying to me that the important thing is that we are all looking in the same direction, not that we are holding hands. I felt a great sense of peace, realising that, mad as it may seem, God has everything in hand.[more]
“Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me.” (Mt. 10:40)[more]