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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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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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Living for Jesus Crucified

Living for Jesus Crucified

What meaning does the mystery of God dying on a cross have for the men and women of our times? In that supreme sacrifice, God took upon himself all our faults. He asks us to have the courage to live as he did, out of love for the world.
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Right to the end

Right to the end

Holy Thursday: this reflection is taken from a homily prepared by the bishop, philosopher and theologian, Klaus Hemmerle (1929–1994), for Holy Thursday 1993.
If the disciples see in Jesus the great and powerful God on high,
they will not find him.
They have to bow right down,
And look into the dust;
Jesus is there, washing his followers feet.
Self-giving, humiliation, […]

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“Rejoice in the Lord always” (Phil. 4:4)

“Rejoice in the Lord always”.
St Paul wrote to the community in the city of Philippi at a time when he himself was being persecuted and in serious difficulties. Yet he advised these dear friends of his, in fact he almost commanded them, to “rejoice in the Lord always”.Is it right to command this kind of […]

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