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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A voice for peace after the tragic events at Ohio State University

A voice for peace after the tragic events at Ohio State University

Dr. Butalia, recipient of the 2016 Luminosa Award for Unity, sent us the following statement after the tragic events at Ohio State University, where he works. Thank you Dr. Butalia for your untiring work for peace even in the midst of so much pain.
What happened at The Ohio State University (OSU) today was horrendous. Let […]

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