General Assembly Diary 4, 27 January 2021

General Assembly Diary 4, 27 January 2021

On the third and final day of spiritual retreat of the General Assembly, the icon of the Holy Trinity was at the centre of the meditations, reflections and communion. It was presented as a model of a “collective holiness” (Maria Voce) and relationships of love that bring out the “plan of God” on each person (Claudio Guerrieri).

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New Year New Hope!

New Year New Hope!

The Focolare communities in the North of England are having an open meeting via Zoom on Saturday 30th January. To receive the link, please email north@focolare.org.uk

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Focolare and cases of abuse: a watershed moment

Focolare and cases of abuse: a watershed moment

An interview with Jesús Morán Cepedano, co-president of the Focolare Movement since 2014 and, as stated in the Movement’s statutes, responsible for moral and disciplinary issues. (The interview was conducted by Lorenzo Prezzi and Marcello Neri).

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Charism, prophecy, incarnation

Charism, prophecy, incarnation

“Who knows if our role is not so much to give ‘light’, but rather to enter into the darkness, into the mud, into the desperation of lack of dignity, […] into the thousands of different kinds of poverty of our times?” This provocative question may best capture the second day of the spiritual retreat of the Focolare General Assembly.

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A Global pact

A Global pact

The second day of the General Assembly of the Focolare began with an ecumenical prayer presented by participants from various Churches. It was addressed to Jesus in his forsakenness on the cross, so that he would help each one to “grow in listening to one another”; teach us to “welcome together the Holy Spirit” and “the cry of today’s humanity” so as “to become instruments of unity”.

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A Solemn yet familiar atmosphere

A Solemn yet familiar atmosphere

It has begun! At 12.30 (UTC +1) the General Assembly of the Focolare Movement began: long awaited and prepared with members and adherents of the Focolare from all over the world. Originally scheduled for September 2020, it was postponed due to the pandemic and is taking place electronically.

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The reason for my life (from the early letters of Chiara Lubich)

About us

About us

The Movement is present in 182 countries, which are organized in 22 geographical regions, in which activities are coordinated by a male and a female delegate together with members of a local council.

Chiara from Trent

Chiara from Trent

Marco Tecilla, the first young man who followed Chiara Lubich, takes us to the most important places in the city of Trent ….

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed from the 18th to the 25th January. This week is an opportunity for all, both individually and together across the Church to focus our prayer and worship on Christian Unity.

At the start of the General Assembly of the Focolare

At the start of the General Assembly of the Focolare

From 24th January to the 7th February the General Assembly of the Focolare Movement will take place on-line. It will be the moment to renew the roles of President, Co-President, and the leadership team and will define direction of the Movement for the next six years.

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