NC Oct2015 Cover

October 2015

the magazine of the Focolare Movement

No 493 - Vol 45



By Paul Gateshill


Journey of reconciliation

Liz Taite reflects on a remarkable journey, staying at the Tantur Ecumenical Institute, close to the wall dividing Bethlehem from Jerusalem



Face2face... with Peter Grimheden

Paul Gateshill catches up with Peter Grimheden who lives in the Focolare in Stockholm, Sweden



Word of Life – October 2015

"By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another" (Jn 13: 35).

Printable leaflet

Spirituality of Unity


The Gospel Style

Hope is a great virtue. A short meditation by Chiara Lubich



Freedom to love

In this extraordinary report, Anna Caruana Colombo describes a project the Focolare has set up to help refugees arriving in Malta

Word in Action


Our common home

Lorna Gold reflects on Pope Francis' recent and acclaimed Encyclical on the Environment: 'Laudato Si'



Gen Verde UK tour

Gen Verde, the Focolare international performing arts group is touring Scotland, Wales and England from October to December 2015.

More information:

See also New City April 2015



Why mow the lawn?

John Green reflects on the human condition and our need for optimism and hope in the face of pessimism and despair



Who's who? Part 4

This month, four more of our regular contributors to New City introduce themselves.



Green apples

Mary Gateshill encourages us to eat more of those healthy green apples

Thoughts from the kitchen


Travelling Inwards (St Teresa of Avila)

2015 is the five-hundredth anniversary of the birth of St Teresa of Avila. Helen Copeland reviews a book about one of her most famous works.




Donate using PayPal