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.[more]
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.
From a text by Fr. Pasquale […]
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, […]
At the invitation of the bishop of Yellowknife, Canada, four members from different Focolare North American communities, including a priest, became a temporary Focolare for a month with the Tlicho tribe of Whati, in the Northwest Territories.[more]
“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.
A video produced by the Gen 4 International Centre in Rome.
16 year old Caitlin Rowley from Houston, Texas, shares how she lives with Crohn’s Disease, overcoming her fears. An experience which emanates strength and light.
The Synod on the theme “Young People, Faith and Discerning a Vocation,” concluded on October 28, with the presentation of the Final Document and a Letter to the Youth of the Whole World.[more]
Pathway of economy, work and communion
from an econo-my to an econom-all
United World Week 2019 will highlight actions and initiatives carried out around the world along this pathway.
It’ll take place June 9 to 16, 2019 @ Mariapolis Luminosa, Hyde Park, New York. For youth ages 18 to 27.
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We live in an […]
Gary, Indiana, one of the poorest cities in the US, hosted 100 teenagers from 6 states who organized activities with the homeless, to serve at a soup kitchen/canteen and work on urban renewal. For many of them it was an unforgettable experience, which opened their eyes not only to the needs but also the beauty of the town, which is, before all else, a community.[more]