In this poignant moment, the words, ‘Be at peace with one another’ (Mk 9: 50) spur us on to work for unity across the different divides. The ‘Word of Life’ for June reminded us that ‘It is a peace we are called to experience in our daily lives: in our families, at work, with those who have other ideas politically …’ Helen Copeland reflects on the aftermath of the EU referendum.
Serving the local community
In the run up to the recent EU Referendum, one of the main themes was that of immigration, which was largely portrayed in a negative light. Michal Siewniak, originally from Poland, describes his experience about making a positive contribution to social and political life at grassroots level in the UK.
Fede – Flinging open the doors of the Trinity
Jan Morovic pays tribute to Giorgio Marchetti, who was one of Chiara Lubich’s first companions. He died after a long illness on 29th May 2016.
WORD IN ACTION
Opening our hearts
The remarkable story of a Dutch family that grows together through its experience of fostering and adoption.
SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY
Word of life – August 2016
You have one teacher, and you are all students (Mt. 23: 8).
The words of the Gospel shape our lives and give us God’s own life, if we live them. If we share what we experience with others, it does not only nourish them, it gives us life too.
SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY
Word of life – September 2016
All belong to you, and you belong to Christ (1 Cor. 3: 22-23).
We can bring all things as a gift to God, if we learn how to rejoice with those who rejoice and to weep with those who weep, transforming each pain into love.
There is no thorn without a rose
Everything that God wills or permits is for my sanctification. By Chiara Lubich
Unless you become like little children
The Hastings Whale
Cathy Beer shares another adventure with the indomitable couple: Mrs Medlicott and Miss Plumket.
John Green reflects on the nature of ‘believing’ and how ‘beliefs’ need to be tested in order to be trusted.
By Ann Finch
THOUGHTS FROM THE KITCHEN
Catherine Pennington shares a quick and simple recipe of Crustless Quiche.
John Hewitt Selected Poems
Elisabeth Öhlböck introduces us to the poetry of John Hewitt