PAGE 3 – EDITORIAL

PAGE 4 – CHURCH

Entering the wound
Pope Francis’ recent trip to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families took place in a very difficult context, marked in particular by the scourge of sexual abuse and power. Bishop Brendan Leahy, the Roman Catholic bishop of Limerick, Ireland, reflects upon the Pope’s pilgrimage undertaken in an attitude of humility and reparation. Key moments of his visit included his meeting with survivor victims of abuse.

PAGE 8 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY

Apostles of dialogue
We continue with this year’s theme on the Church and Holy Spirit. Here Chiara Lubich shares how the Holy Spirit makes us apostles of dialogue, particularly in the relationship between the various Churches.

PAGE 10 – DIALOGUE

A passion for the Church
From the very beginning of the Focolare Movement, members of religious orders saw that the spirituality of unity was something they too could live, whilst remaining faithful to their own particular charism. In February a group of religious from various parts of Western Europe came to the Focolare Centre for Unity in Welwyn Garden City for their annual meeting. Frank Johnson reports.

PAGE 12 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY

Word of Life – April 2019
So if I, your Lord and teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet (Jn 13: 14).
Even when we are faced with complex and tragic situations that are beyond our control, there is something we can and must do to contribute to the ‘good’ of society. We can still engage with an attitude of generosity and responsibility, without expecting any kind of reward.

PAGE 14 – MEDITATION

I have a dream
On the eve of the year 2000, Chiara Lubich was invited to share her ‘dream’ for the new Millennium.

PAGE 16 – WORLD OF WORK

Dialogue strengthens communities
Michal Siewniak shares some of the positives and challenges in his new job as a project manager for a Big Local initiative

PAGE 18 – REFLECTION

Living in the real world?
Robbie Young reflects on the importance of knowledge and love in determining what is real or not.

PAGE 20 – ARTS

God is beauty
Sarah Finch reflects on her work in the theatre and her discovery of God as beauty.

PAGE 22 – THOUGHTS FROM THE KITCHEN

We can be spring together
Uli Yeomans reflects on Eastertide and shares a recipe for festive Easter eggs

PAGE 23 – POETRY + SUDOKU

Bloom
By Jim Deeds

 

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