PAGE 3 – EDITORIAL

PAGE 4 – FAMILY

Covid calls for creativity
Denis Boyd, a psychologist from Vancouver, Canada, shares how to cope with pandemic stress and options for family cohesion.

PAGE 6 – ECUMENISM

Our ecumenical journey – Kirsty Thorpe and Martin Smith
Revd Dr Kirsty Thorpe and Revd Martin Smith are ordained ministers of the United Reformed Church (URC), living near Manchester. Here they share with Joan Patricia Back their ecumenical journeys in earlier life and as a married couple in ministry.

PAGE 8 – WORD IN ACTION

It never ceases to amaze me
Giampiero Sciutto shares the challenges he experienced moving from the Focolare in Chicago to Los Angeles, and how, trusting in God he saw new opportunities arise and providence arrive.

PAGE 10 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY

Love heals
We continue to explore the novelty of Focolare’s collective spirituality as described by Chiara Lubich in her book A New Way. This month we explore how love impacts upon our physical and emotional life.

PAGE 12 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY

Word of Life – August 2021
Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven (Mt. 18: 4)
The ‘evangelical child’ puts everything in God’s mercy and, forgetting the past, begins a new life every day which is open to the promptings of the Spirit and is always creative.

PAGE 14 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY

Word of Life – September 2021
Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all (Mk 9: 35)
There are countless opportunities in everyday life when we, like Jesus, can choose to take the last place. Let us not give way to pride and arrogance. Instead, let us remember that the most important thing is to love our neighbour.

PAGE 16 – FAMILY

School ready
Susie Robbins shares her experiences of preparing two of her three young boys for their first day at school.
https://www.newcity.co.uk/school-ready

PAGE 18 – REFLECTION

A song and a book
David Hickey reflects on the work of Iain McGilchrist and his book ‘The Master and his Emissary’.
https://www.newcity.co.uk/a-song-and-a-book

PAGE 21 – FOCOLARE

Mariapolis invitation
Our heart, our home, our world
See also: https://www.newcity.co.uk/our-heart-our-home-our-world

PAGE 22 – THOUGHTS FROM THE KITCHEN

Courgette cake
Uli Yeomans shares a delicious recipe making use of a bumper crop of summer vegetables.
https://www.newcity.co.uk/courgette-cake

PAGE 23 – POETRY + SUDOKU

Poetry
A short poem by Ann Finch

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