No 515 - Vol 47
Cover design: Agostino Spolti
By Paul Gateshill
Innocent Muwonge, Joe Rawcliffe, and Susie Spencer report on their amazing experience with other young people from GB and Ireland who took part in an international workshop in Serbia and Romania. ‘One thing which has changed in me and which I will put into practice is to see others with new eyes…’
Helen Copeland reports on the first ‘Mini Assembly’ of the new Focolare zone of Western Europe, held in June 2017 at Marienkroon, in the Netherlands.
‘He never fails to be there. In fact, just when everyone else disappears, that is the moment when he appears.’ – by Chiara Lubich
Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus (Phil. 2: 5).
We can imitate Jesus precisely in what lies closest to his heart: love for others. If we do so, we will be truly blessed.
--SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY--
As part of the Treasures from the Past series, Sally McAllister chooses a revealing interview that Karen Walker made in 1983 with a newly evolving rock band from Ireland: U2 – now one of the most successful and influential rock bands in the world.
Extracts taken from New City (October 1983)
--TREASURES FROM THE PAST--
Elisabeth Öhlböck reflects on whether love comes naturally, or whether we learn to love.
Raymond Bronzwaer has been living in the Focolare in Tagaytay in the Philippines since January 2017. Anja Primbs met up with him in Tagaytay to find out how he has settled in to his new life there.
Cathy Beer reviews the exhibition ‘Earth Sky’ by sculptor Richard Long at Houghton Hall. ‘My art is in the nature of things. I like the idea of making something from nothing. I can walk all day and sleep all night following an idea.’
Julie Taylor shares a way of cooking tasty meals for those who have difficulty in swallowing or digesting food.
--THOUGHTS FROM THE KITCHEN--
A short poem by Ann Finch