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8 Mar 2019

From the talk on the beatitudes to the Gen 3 congress

2019-10-09T07:05:02+01:008 March 2019|Tags: |

Rocca di Papa, 20th June 1975 This extract from a talk by Chiara Lubich to the children in the Focolare Movement (the Gen 3) chimes with this month’s Word of life.   (…) Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.In our society there are a lot of underprivileged people who are pushed to the margins of society, and yet there is so much talk about equality. But is

6 Dec 2018

The newness of the Spirit

2019-10-09T06:56:10+01:006 December 2018|Tags: |

Christmas 1999 All the Christmases of our life have been special, because Christmas is special.Yet it is not uncommon that on that day, in people’s hearts a flame is kindled that cannot easily be analysed, but which is linked to that very day, to Christmas.It is the effect of an unforeseen and unexpected sense of security: that of being loved.Yes, because Christmas is the strongest and clearest witness to the

28 Mar 2018

“Come Lord Jesus!”

2019-10-09T06:56:09+01:0028 March 2018|Tags: |

Rocca di Papa, March 23, 1989 "Come Lord Jesus" is the prayer that Chiara Lubich proposed to the Focolare community in the world, in a telephone conversation in 1989, as a preparation for Easter. During Holy Week, this prayer can accompany us in welcoming the Risen Lord in each moment, and thus experience Easter every day. Dear Everyone,Today is Holy Thursday, a very special day for us. It reminds us

20 Mar 2018

The social significance of the Charism of Chiara Lubich

2019-10-09T06:56:07+01:0020 March 2018|

Ten years on from the death of Chiara Lubich, the Focolare community remembers her through the impact of her charism in the social sphere. The great attraction of today’s times At the Mariapolis Center of Castel Gandolfo an event was held on March 3 and transmitted via streaming in english, spanish, french, german, and portuguese, aside from italian.  You can watch the video recording (click to link-up)

12 Feb 2018

God is love

2019-10-09T06:56:05+01:0012 February 2018|Tags: |

Rocca di Papa, 9 July 1974 In this talk to the gen, the young people of the Focolare Movement, Chiara Lubich shared the discovery that thirty years earlier had revolutionized her life and of those who were with her at the time: God-Love. In recent years, we have spoken of charity, Jesus forsaken and Mary, and we have discovered them to be fundamental keystones of our life.This year, I feel

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