Family Advent Activities

Family Advent Activities

Sometimes we get very busy with all the other Christmas preparations that we tend to forget the reason for the season! Here are some Advent projects and resources for the entire family.

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Pope Francis encourages the Focolare Movement to continue our mission in the world

Pope Francis encourages the Focolare Movement to continue our mission in the world

Trust, openness, gratitude are the words with which the President of the Focolare Movement Maria Voce and the Co-President Jesús Morán summarize the meeting with Pope Francis during the private audience of September 2, 2019. “Bring ahead the prophecies of Chiara” was the encouragement of the Pope.
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Maria Voce: We have just come from […]

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Victory over violence

Victory over violence

Suppose that just for once the media stopped being part of the problem and became part of the solution. This is a story by Austin Kellerman, news director at the local NBC TV station, and his team. They worked to lessen violence in their city.

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Children and the real Christmas story

“Jesus is the greatest gift of all”: with this spirit, thousands of children throughout the world remind us that “Jesus has been dislodged,” and invite us to make him once again the focus of Christmas. In St. Peter’s Square on 20 December, there will be a Children’s Jubilee with the blessing of their statues of Baby Jesus.

United World Week: Building Fraternity around the World

United World Week: Building Fraternity around the World

Imagine looking down on Earth wearing special glasses, capable of highlighting the degree of fraternity experienced in the world among human beings. Certainly, from May 1st to 7th, we would notice an unusual peak, a great fermentation on every latitude of the planet. In fact, “No One in Need“, the 2019 United World Week has […]

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Jean Vanier: the poor are the Church’s real wealth

Jean Vanier: the poor are the Church’s real wealth

Founder of L’Arche, Jean Vanier, true apostle of “the least”, has died. The Focolare joins in remembering him with immense gratitude. We recall him together with Chiara and other founders of movements and new communities in St Peter’s Square for the historic meeting of Pentecost 1998.

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