Finally, brothers and sisters, farewell. Put things in order, listen to my appeal, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. (2 Cor. 13:11).[more]
Love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honour (Rom 12:10).[more]
We can keep our hearts anchored in heaven while living in the midst of the world, by letting ourselves be guided by the thoughts and feelings of Jesus whose inner gaze was always turned to the Father and whose life always reflected the law of heaven which is the law of love.[more]
In the ‘link-up’ we truly experience love that ‘reaches out and comes back’ because of how thankful you are and the way you make it your own.[more]
Live as children of light: for the fruit of the light is found in all
that is good and right and true. (Eph. 5:8-9)
You are the God who sees me (cf. Gen 16:13).
We too can be messengers of God’s love because we are held safe in his presence. Indeed, we are called to see the needs of others, to help our neighbours when they feel they are ‘alone in the desert’ and to share their joys and sorrows.
A short video supporting the theme of the year: ‘We are called and we are sent’ – part of the Conference Call of 7 October 2023. ‘By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.’ (Jn 13: 35)
Lesley Ellison is from Liverpool. She was the first non-Catholic to enter a Focolare community. Building unity beyond age-old prejudices, distrust and rifts. Generating, day after day, a dialogue that has become a way of life.
Mary and Paul Gateshill speak about the practice of ‘Prayer for Unity’ which gathers people regularly from all over the world. Interview by Andrea Fleming (2022).
We are commited to verifying the ecological sustainability of our structures and activities … We are dedicated to the creation of greater environmental awareness that will lead to more sustainable lifestyles.” Ecological conversion was one of the goals set by the Focolare Movement in the 2021 General Assembly. In response to this urgent need, the Focolare EcoPlan was initiated.
The story of the Focolare Movement produced by Sarah Finch and Paul Gateshill. Filmed and edited by Josh King. (2021)
Synodality may not be a word that trips easily off the tongue of many Christians. Nonetheless the Catholic Church’s synodal process is proving timely for people of many different traditions. On 26 January this year, Anglican theologian and ecumenist, Rev Prof Nicholas Sagovsky, spoke inspiringly about synodality at the Focolare’s annual meeting for Church Leaders from a wide variety of traditions. His topic was: Living as synodal Christians: a fresh approach to Ecumenism.[more]
Learn to do good; seek justice (Is 1:17)[more]
Message from Margaret Karram, President of the Focolare Movement, on the occasion of Christmas 2022[more]