Christian unity – is it a dream?

When you embark on a journey, especially a long and hazardous one, you don’t expect to reach your destination immediately. You value each stage of the journey with its challenges and encounters, trusting in the hope that step by step you will eventually get to where you are going!
Chiara Lubich with Patriarch Athenagoras I


“TRAVELLING together” 2017 is an event that highlights the Christian journey towards unity.

It is an international gathering for people of all ages, all churches, all backgrounds who are interested in seeking Christian unity together. It offers a unique opportunity to experience a vibrant and living ecumenism with people from all over the world.

It is being organised by the Focolare Movement and will be held at the International Mariapolis Centre in Castelgandolfo, which overlooks Lake Albano, just outside Rome in the famous and beautiful area known as “Castelli Romani”.

The programme will include the weekly General Audience with Pope Francis in Rome and a visit to the catacombs on the famous Via Appia where prayers for unity will be held.

The theme running through the week will be “Jesus Forsaken, Key to Unity”. There will be a presentation of projects and stories from all over the world as well as opportunities for reflection and dialogue.

The gathering will also mark two anniversaries that fall in 2016: the fifth centenary of the Lutheran Reformation, and the 50th anniversary of Focolare’s first encounters with Patriarch Athenagoras of Istanbul.

People from a wide variety of churches from across Britain will be going to Rome for this event. Some will go just for the five days of the event; others are organizing longer trips that will involve some sightseeing before or after the event.

For further information and booking please contact the TRAVELLING together  team: By email or Tel. 01707 332950

The programme will include:
Exploration of the theme, “Jesus Forsaken, Key to Unity”
Projects and Stories from Christians of various churches
Moments of dialogue and reflection
Visits to Rome and General Audience with Pope Francis
Ecumenical prayers in the Catacombs

For more information please contact
Focolare Centre for Unity, 69 Parkway, Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL8 6JG
Tel: 01707 332950 or click here to email us
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