November 2016

No 505 - Vol 46

Cover photo:  © Gábor Papp



By Paul Gateshill

Miracle in the forest

2016 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the beginning of the Focolare little town in Cameroon, West Africa. Frank Johnson tells the story of Fontem and outlines its development over the last five decades.


Face2Face with Vittorio Mojoli

Vittorio (Vic) Mojoli has been living in various Focolare communities in the UK since 1979. He is now preparing to move to the Focolare in Pakistan. Before he left, he told Paul Gateshill about what he has been doing over the last thirty-seven years.


A failure at four

Veronica Towers questions whether English schools need to rethink their overall strategy for ‘Early Years’ education.


With the help of a triangle

Mike Waiting shares how asking for help can sometimes have a profound impact on others.


Word of Life - November 2016

I can do all things through him who strengthens me (Phil. 4: 13).

We can learn Paul’s secret. We can do all things when we discover the constant presence of Jesus in our lives and work in partnership with him.


Living life to the full

In this new series we invite readers to comment on past articles from New City which have inspired them. This month Paul Gateshill chooses the commentary on the Word of Life which was published in February 1971.


The buzzing noise

Cathy Beer entertains us with the continuing adventures of Miss Plumket and Mrs Medlicott.


I need help

Elisabeth Öhlböck shares more observations about her niece Karolina and how she is learning to grow in trust.


Winter, England (1963)

A short poem by Ivor Bundell


Should I? Shouldn’t I?

Bronach McGuinness shares a simple recipe which could make wonderful gifts for Christmas.


The kindness of enemies

Pip Austin recommends a book about the importance of identity and belonging.




Donate using PayPal