CHURCH

Dreaming big: living the reality
Anne Flynn from the Community of the Risen Christ, reports on a conference about the family for New Movements and communities within the Church.

MEDITATION

When we have known suffering
Chiara Lubich reflects on mercy, one of the highest expressions of love.

WORD IN ACTION

Why didn’t I die at birth?
Anne Shepherd lives in the Focolare in Australia. Her hearing was severely damaged after being born premature. After a long struggle with this disability she found ways to embrace her condition.

SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY

The height of love
We continue with this year’s theme on Jesus crucified and forsaken. Here Chiara Lubich uses writings from the birth of the Focolare Movement to illustrate her discovery of Jesus forsaken.

SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY

Word of Life – February 2017
A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you (Ezek. 36: 26).
As we recall the Lutheran Reformation, we can keep ourselves in tune with God together. His dream is for a world where all dwell in mutual love, a world of new hearts.

TREASURES FROM THE PAST

Letters to God
Cathy Beer chooses her ‘Treasure from the Past’ from a New City article originally published in April 1973.

REFLECTION

Beyond power and will
Robbie Young reflects on a speech made by Václav Havel in 1994 and its relevance for the 21st century.

PROFILE

James
Frank Johnson reflects on the life of James Hayes who left for heaven on 10 December 2016. He was seventy-two.

ARTS

The return of the Little Prince
Paul Gateshill reports on a sequel to the Little Prince which was performed at UNESCO in November 2016.
Watch the performance in Paris here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woBMQZ3DGgc

THOUGHTS FROM THE KITCHEN

How intolerant are you?
Mary Gateshill shares a recipe using vegetables in cakes – this time butternut squash in a delicious chocolate cake.

POETRY

Two candles…
By David Buck

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