Howard – an extraordinary example of love in unity

Howard – an extraordinary example of love in unity

We celebrate the life of Howrd Belcher on this 1 year anniversary!
 
Howard J. Belcher, the first married focolarino in the United States, reached the heavenly Mariapolis on February 18, 2018. With him was Rose, his 5 sons, and his sister Alice.
Howard was born February 1, 1935 in Chicago IL. Back in 1954, while in military […]

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Accompanying those around us

Accompanying those around us

From December 29, 2018 to January 1, 2019, twenty six men & women focolarini from across the North American zone gathered at Mariapolis Luminosa. It was a chance to strengthen the unity among us, explore the newly developed Youth Center (YCNA) and collectively discern how we can best accompany the young people around us.
We had […]

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Pathways for a United World

Pathways for a United World

Pathways for a United World is a journey within the United World Project that makes us face the challenges of the world by promoting concrete actions and projects and making them visible in the network in order to spread fraternity.
Every year we work on a particular path, or aspect of human life: economy, politics, justice, […]

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Pope Francis visits Loppiano, Focolare’s first little-city

Pope Francis visits Loppiano, Focolare’s first little-city

Thursday, May 10, 2018
From the international town of Loppiano, Pope Francis launched an appeal to build together a new civilisation of alliance.

Very early in the morning, along the roads still wrapped in the morning mist, the “Loppiano people” walked up towards the town, 20 km from Florence. The display of native costume and head-dresses of various […]

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The Nativity Display at Mariapolis Luminosa turns 31

The Nativity Display at Mariapolis Luminosa turns 31

On October 8th the annual Nativity Display, which with this edition turns 31, will open at Mariapolis Luminosa.
The display began in 1987 with 50 Nativity Scenes, and was an instant success, as many people from the area visited it: school children, families, teens, young adults and even a Santa.
Since then it has been offered to […]

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