Holy Thursday: this reflection on today’s solemnity is taken from a homily prepared by the bishop, philosopher and theologian, Klaus Hemmerle (1929–1994), for Holy Thursday 1993.[more]
Awareness of the urgent need for change in the way in which we live on our planet has never been more acutely felt.[more]
I was walking along the road in Manila when a youth approached me. When he was a short distance away he unsheathed a knife and pointed it at me, “Give me all your money!” he demanded.[more]
Having decided to answer God’s call and give him everything, I felt it was right to give away what I didn’t need, including my clothing.[more]
After the first international meeting for those in the Movement responsible for the protection of minors, Focolare President Maria Voce and Co-president, Jesús Morán, have written to all the members of the Movement on the Focolare’s commitment in this field.[more]
At the end of a meeting, a woman approached me and confided that financially she was going through a very difficult time. She needed to find £3,000 straight away because she had to re-pay an old debt to the bank.[more]
Aftervideo of the Genfest 2018 in Manila Philippines.
Direct from Manila, July 8, 2018.
Streaming, July 07, Genfest 2018: Beyond all borders, World Trade Center Metro Manila.
Today, 14 March, marks the 10th anniversary of Chiara Lubich’s passing. We publish a short video showing her extraordinary life: from the little city of Trent, in the north of Italy, right up to “the very ends of the earth”. It illustrates her discovery of God as Love, during World War II, and the development of a spirituality of communion suited to today’s times, fruit of the gift of the charism of unity for the Church and humanity.
A young woman, who was very troubled, came to the hospital for an examination. It was for a pregnancy test and she explained that she needed it straightaway because she wanted an abortion.[more]
Eleven years after the death of the foundress of the Focolare Movement events are taking place all over the world to remember her. In Rome, Cardinal Rylko celebrated a Mass in the presence of Maria Voce and Jesús Morán attended by many of Chiara’s “people” as well as many civil and religious authorities and friends of the Focolare.[more]
We have to admit that eleven years after her death, and as we approach the centenary of her birth in 2020, Chiara Lubich is someone yet to be fully discovered.[more]