PAGE 3 – EDITORIAL
PAGE 4 – FOCOLARE
Birmingham welcomes Maria Voce
Pat Whitney reports on the recent visit of Maria Voce, the President of the Focolare Movement, to Birmingham.
PAGE 6 – WORD IN ACTION
I was a stranger and you welcomed me
Mike Robinson shares how he, together with various friends, supported and sustained an asylum seeker in Britain, after her escape from Pakistan
PAGE 9 – VIEW FROM A BUS
Sparks of the infinite
In this new series, Lesley Ellison shares some of her ‘views from a bus’ in her home city of Liverpool.
PAGE 10 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY
Having a Church Soul
We continue with this year’s theme on the Church through two articles published by Chiara Lubich in 1970
PAGE 12 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY
Word of Life – August 2019
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also (Lk 12: 34).
Everyone can experience true freedom through sharing both material and spiritual goods with those who need them. This is the Christian lifestyle that bears witness to real trust in the Father and lays solid foundations for the civilization of love.
PAGE 14 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY
Word of Life – September 2019
Encourage one another and build up each other (1 Thess. 5: 11).
This word of life asks us to have an ever-greater charity that knows how to overcome the lack of generosity and the various barriers that derive from the subtle selfishness within us all. If there is an atmosphere of mutual love in our community, its warmth will inevitably spread to others.
PAGE 16 – PROFILE
Face2Face with Biscuit Jill
Sarah Finch catches up with Jill Watkinson, otherwise known as ‘Biscuit Jill’
PAGE 19 – WORD IN ACTION
Clowning for God
Tim Friery shares an experience about bringing some fun and love to his workplace
PAGE 20 – ARTS
Mike Waiting charts the growing popularity of ‘Leonid and Friends’ with their acclaimed album Chicagovich
PAGE 22 – THOUGHTS FROM THE KITCHEN
Peace pole and red cabbage salad
Uli Yeomans shares a delicious recipe for red cabbage salad
PAGE 23 – POETRY
Little prayers answered
By Jim Deeds