July 2017

No 513 - Vol 47

Cover Photo:  Pixabay



By Paul Gateshill

Steps towards unity

Liz Taite reports on ‘Travelling Together’, an ecumenical gathering at the Focolare’s International Centre in Castel Gandolfo, Rome in May this year.


Wings of Unity - Part 2

We continue our report of the meeting between Dr Mohammad Shomali and students of the Sophia Institute in Loppiano Italy. Here are some extracts from the question and answer session.


Become a world-person

We continue the theme of Jesus crucified and forsaken, with extracts of a prophetic talk given by Chiara Lubich to the young people of the Focolare (the Gen) in 1972. Her talk to them seems equally relevant today, if not more so, and can be a light for anyone trying to live as a Christian in today’s world.


I tried to stay calm

Janie Carter from Texas shares how she tried to restore peace at work and in her family.


Word of Life - July 2017

Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. (Mt. 11: 28)

The law of love, far from being a burden, gives us wings to soar on high!



Robbie Young reflects on the human yearning to live beyond our allotted years.


Marco Tecilla, the first focolarino

Frank Johnson profiles the life of Marco Tecilla, an electrician and the first young man to follow the way of the Focolare.


Alberto Giacometti

Pat Kane reviews the distinctive sculptures of Alberto Giacometti (1901 – 1966) and the exhibition of his work at the Tate Modern until 10th September 2017.


It was wonderful!

Hilda Dowley, from Ireland is our third new contributor to this page in just three months. She shares her recipe for Eve’s pudding.



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