Thank you Fr. Foresi

Thank you Fr. Foresi

Pasquale Foresi – more familiarly known as Chiaretto – the first focolarino priest and co-founder of the Focolare Movement, died on 14th June. Our memories of him are full of affection and gratitude.
He was a key figure in the history of the Focolare. In fact Chiara always saw Pasquale Foresi as someone with a unique […]

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Rabbi Silvina Chemen and Francisco Canzani visit Center for Education in Dialogue office

Rabbi Silvina Chemen and Francisco Canzani visit Center for Education in Dialogue office

Rabbi Silvina Chemen and Francisco Canzani recently visited the Focolare Center for Education in Dialogue office at Mariapolis Luminosa.
They took time from their busy schedule during their one week stay in New York City to visit Mariapolis Luminosa and become familiar with the interfaith work done through the Center.
New City Press, which offices they also […]

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

On January 18th 2015 the Hyde Park Association of Churches, in observance of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, sponsored an ecumenical prayer service held at Mariapolis Luminosa.
The week of Prayer for Christian Unity, observed every year, is promoted by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Commission on Faith and Order […]

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Nativity Scenes Display

Nativity Scenes Display

During Advent and Christmas, Mariapolis Luminosa hosted an exhibit of more than 200 nativity scenes from all around the world, including terracotta figurines of an Arizona creche, olive-tree sculptures from Bethlehem, a very colorful bread-dough nativity scene from Ecuador, and corn-husk angels from Austria.
The main characters are the same—Mary, Joseph and the Baby Jesus, the […]

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