Fantastic, well attended, emotional and sad in some parts, powerful, well organised/ spontaneously put together; so much could be said about a wonderful Ukrainian Christmas Event at the Focolare Centre, which took place today.[more]
Focolare International Link-up. Saturday 17th December 2022[more]
The last weekend of November saw local Focolare communities meeting across the country to begin their Advent journey together.[more]
Trust in the Lord forever, for in the Lord God you have an everlasting rock (Is 26:4).[more]
‘Great joy for just being back together after the pandemic’ could well summarise the experience of the meeting of the Ahl Al Bait Society and the Focolare local community in Glasgow on Friday 25th November.[more]
This year the Focolare movement is exploring the topic of prayer. In our busy family lives finding time and space to pause, pray and deepen our relationship with God can be very challenging – there can be so many competing demands and distractions.[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)
“’What time does it start tomorrow?’ My son replied: ‘It starts from the moment you get up’”.[more]
The European Mariapolis 2022 was held from 24 to 28 July. The event, entitled A Path to Peace, was held at the Mariapolis Luminosa Centre (Las Rozas de Madrid) and brought together almost 200 participants, with a high percentage of young people and representatives from different European countries: Great Britain, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Malta, Portugal, Italy and, of course, Spain.[more]
Fostering peace: On the last evening of the European Mariapolis in Madrid, on 27 July, there will be an hour-long programme on peace and Europe. It will be broadcast live on Youtube, in English only, starting at 8 pm.[more]