PAGE 3 – EDITORIAL
Page 4 – SOCIETY
Welwyn Garden City – a vision for social reform
Garden Cities grew from one man’s vision and inspired a movement for global change. Horrified at the urban squalor that followed rapid industrialisation in Britain, Ebenezer Howard envisaged a new form of settlement where everyone could enjoy fresh air and open space, alongside the opportunities for jobs and amenities found in cities. As Welwyn Garden City celebrates its centenary in 2020, Tony Skottowe explores the original vision of the Garden City movement and where Sir Ebenezer Howard drew his inspiration.
PAGE 9 – VIEW FROM A BUS
It only takes a tissue!
Lesley Ellison shares another true story from her home city of Liverpool
PAGE 10 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY
Jesus in the midst fruit of mutual love
We continue with this year’s theme on the presence of Jesus in the midst, where Chiara Lubich and her first companions experienced a new ardour in their spiritual lives when they loved one another.
PAGE 12 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY
Word of Life – February 2020
Immediately the father of the child cried out, ‘I believe; help my unbelief!’ (Mk 9: 24)
Faith is a gift. We can and must persevere in asking for it so that we can collaborate with God in giving hope to others.
PAGE 14 – FOCOLARE
Living as a united family (Part 2)
New City continues the interview from last month with the President of the Focolare, Maria Voce and Jesús Morán (Co-President).
PAGE 16 – PROFILE
Face2Face with Seamus Edwards
Paul Gateshill caught up with Seamus Edwards from Altrincham in Cheshire.
PAGE 19 – MEDITATION
Jesus is a celebration
Chiara Lubich during a worldwide conference call (1996) reflects on the joy experienced when Jesus is present in our midst.
PAGE 20 – WORD IN ACTION
The providence of God
Sonia Camilleri from Malta shares an experience about how she felt supported by the scriptures whilst trying to help a young prisoner from Ghana.
PAGE 22 – THOUGHTS FROM THE KITCHEN
Care and patience
Mark D’Arcy shares an old family favourite of Gnocchi alla Romana
PAGE 23 – POETRY + SUDOKU
I love the flowers
A short poetry by Ivor Bundell