In 1966 the first group of men and women focolarini arrived in Manila. This marked the beginning of the spread of the spirituality of unity in many Asian countries, along the lines of interreligious dialogue and a meeting between cultures.[more]
An invitation to live better the Holy Year of Mercy, with a mother’s heart and without measure. From the Chiara Lubich Centre.[more]
14 March 2015
On the 7th anniversary of Chiara’s passing, a special worldwide event will take place focusing on the impact of the “Spirituality of Unity” in the area of politics.
The “Week of Prayer for Christian Unity” this year coincides with the centenary of the birth of Blessed Maria Gabriella Sagheddu of Unity, a Trappist nun who offered her life for the unity of Christians. Here is a reflection by Igino Giordani.[more]
A glimpse of what a Mariapolis is all about[more]
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)