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Inspired by the nature surrounding the picturesque Hudson Valley, the Ave Art Center, an arts and crafts studio and gift shop of the Focolare Movement is located at Mariapolis Luminosa in Hyde Park, NY.

“God is beauty, not only truth and goodness.”

Chiara Lubich



ave center image2Our Lady of the Light

We desire to illuminate and to give Art its true meaning.

Each piece wants to express a particular life style based on beauty.

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Virtual Nativity Display

Virtual Nativity Display

This year is different – and the Christmas Season is not exempt.
We cannot get together for Christmas parties. We have to carefully discern every family gathering we plan.

Even the Nativity Display at Mariapolis Luminosa, a tradition for over 33 years, will have a different format this year. And yet, the message of hope […]