EDITORIAL

FOCOLARE

My heart has no frontiers
Have you ever wanted to go on the road with a rock band? Readers are invited to go behind the scenes with Sally McAllister as Gen Verde visit Hungary and arrive in the UK for their recent tour. They suddenly find themselves on the other side of the fence when they are stopped at Calais and three members of the band are refused entry.

PROFILE

Face2Face with Alessandra Pasquali
Alessandra Pasquali joined Gen Verde four years ago. Paul Gateshill caught up with her on their recent tour of the UK.

MEDITATION

The Trinity has thrown open its gates
Extract from  ‘A star over Bethlehem’.

WORD IN ACTION

The teacher that said ‘sorry’
Sometimes our dreams and expectations can adversely impact on the way we treat the people around us

SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY

Word of Life – December
Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight (Mk 1: 3).
We are offered the possibility of meeting Jesus in our daily lives and among us. If we take it, we will experience a living Christmas.

YOUTH

Together, we can change the world!
Anja Primbs reports on an inspiring performing arts weekend run for young people by Gen Verde.

REFLECTION

Attunement
Robbie Young reflects on whether our push-button world is depriving us of our basic humanity.
‘We can come up with all sorts of pros and cons for our push-button modern world but perhaps the biggest tragedy is that we are building a world where children can no longer be mystics.’

ARTS

Piero Della Francesca – Nativity
Pat Kane helps us to celebrate Christmas with another iconic painting by Piero Della Francesca.

RELAX

The Christmas Pudding
Cathy Beer entertains us with one of her glorious poems to celebrate the festive season, accompanied by delightful illustrations from Duncan Harper. Once again Mrs Medlicott and Miss Plumket cause a stir in more ways than one.

THOUGHTS FROM THE KITCHEN

Christmas chestnut rolls
Hazel Thurlow makes her debut writing for New City with some festive vegetarian fare.

REVIEW

5 Steps to Great Parenting
Ana Domitrovic recommends this short guide to effective parenting by Tom Rowley.

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