Spectacular views of snow-capped mountains overlooking large fields of vibrant purple “nootka”, or Alaskan lupine were breath-taking as were the bright red skies at night in “the land of the midnight sun”.[more]
What is a Mariapolis? It is an event organised by the Focolare Movement and is characteristic of its spirit: it is a gathering of people of all ages and backgrounds, spending a few days together putting into practice the universal values of the Christian Gospel.
The main guideline for these gatherings, which take place in many countries throughout the world, is the ‘Golden Rule’, which invites us to do to others what we would like to be done to us.
It is an opportunity to experience what happens in day-to-day life when we have listening, gift of self and sharing as the basis for our relationships.
Maria Voce’s words to the Roman Observer, regarding Pope Francis’s surprise visit to the Mariapolis in the city of Rome, Italy, April 24, 2016.[more]
A surprise visit from Pope at Villa Borghese, Rome, Italy where the “Village of the Earth” event is being held (April 22-25, 2016), promoted by the Focolare Movement and Earth Day Italy.[more]