PAGE 3 – EDITORIAL
PAGE 4 – FOCOLARE
Margaret Karram – Focolare’s new President
Città Nuova interviewed Margaret Karram shortly after her election as President of the Focolare in January 2021
PAGE 6 – FOCOLARE
An extraordinary online miracle
Christopher Evans gives a personal account of his experience of the Focolare General Assembly which is held every six years. This year, due to the pandemic it was held entirely online.
PAGE 8 – ECUMENISM
Our ecumenical journey – Eleanor and Larry Miller
Eleanor and Larry Miller from America share their ecumenical journey with Joan Back whose paths crossed through the Mennonite-Roman Catholic dialogue.
PAGE 10 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY
Key points of the spirituality of unity (part 3)
New City continues to explore the novelty of Focolare’s collective spiritually, as described by Chiara Lubich in her book A New Way. Here we look at the last points.
PAGE 12 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY
Word of Life – April 2021
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep (Jn 10: 11).
Following Jesus’ example, we can try to know and better understand the members of our family, our colleagues and our neighbours: we can begin to allow other people’s needs to disturb our peaceful lives.
PAGE 14 – PROFILE
New City readers pay tribute to Jannie Sayer who did so much for the Focolare in Britain. She died in January 2021 aged 92.
PAGE 16 – REFLECTION
You are what you love
Robbie Young reflects on the fine balance between love and freedom.
PAGE 18 – VIEW FROM THE FLOOR
Love is true!
Lesley Ellison concludes the series based on her experiences of using the ‘Rainbow Game’ in a multicultural school in inner London.
PAGE 20 – ARTS
The people’s gallery
Pat Kane explores the importance of creativity for all, especially during lockdown. The Great Big Art Exhibition Gallery – Firstsite
PAGE 22 – THOUGHTS FROM THE KITCHEN
Memories of long cherished flavours and traditions
Maria Grazia Niola shares a traditional recipe. Originally from Italy, she has spent many years in GB and now lives in the Focolare house in Glasgow.
PAGE 23 – POETRY + SUDOKU
Fullness of April
By Philomena Macdonald