Maria Voce’s words to the Roman Observer, regarding Pope Francis’s surprise visit to the Mariapolis in the city of Rome, Italy, April 24, 2016.[more]
Argentina, Mariapolis Lia. Ten Latin American families gather for a twenty-day course whose objective is to increase awareness of families as builders of the universal family.[more]
Being consistent with the choices involved in living in accordance with the Gospel requires determination. Stories from a recently published book of Gospel experiences of ordinary people from around the world*.[more]
Shisong, Cameroon: thousands of people gathered to remember the story of 50 years of Fraternity. Gratitude towards those who started it and new horizons.[more]
2013 marks the 50th anniversary since the spirituality of unity began to spread in Africa. The first event was held on February 9th in Fontem, a village in Cameroon. Chiara herself tells the story in a talk to a group of men religious.[more]
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Heroic memories and a brave new future: Four hundred people from around the continent join Maria Voce and Giancarlo Faletti in Melbourne, Australia.
The Focolare president’s trip will include two stops: one in Melbourne, Australia and the other in Wellington, New Zealand.
The 22nd of January is not a day like any other. It was on this same day, in 1920, that Chiara Lubich was born. So we would like to dedicate this website to her.
The story of a young Italian physiotherapist at the Pag-Asa Community Centre of Tagaytay, Philippines. For him it was a life-changing experience.[more]
The story of an unconditional welcoming. At Vallo Torinese, with a population of 800, in the Turin Prealps region, there is a lively and welcoming parish community. Antoanetta, 45 year-old, from Romania, recalls how she became part of it.[more]
Gabriel de Almeida is 25 years old. He was born in Rio de Janeiro, an active and dynamic Brazilian metropolis: it will be the site of the next World Youth Day and the 2014 World Soccer Cup. From the great Rio, Gabriel has also brought to Sophia the vivacity and the impetus towards the future of the carioca population.[more]