PAGE 3 – EDITORIAL
PAGE 4 – YOUTH
Care first – a global call from United World Week 2021
Conleth Burns, as part of the main organising committee, gives us an insider view of the Dare to Care International Convention 2021.
PAGE 6 – ECUMENISM
My ecumenical journey – Gabri Fallacara
On 26th May the international ecumenical secretariat of Focolare, ‘Centro Uno’, celebrated its 60th anniversary. Joan Back interviewed Gabri Fallacara who has lived through Focolare’s ecumenical history to share some insights into the early years of the Centre.
PAGE 10 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY
Love brings union with God
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 on our inner life – on our union with God.
PAGE 12 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY
Word of Life – July 2021
Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well (Mt. 9: 22)
This episode from Matthew’s Gospel opens up an unexpected perspective for us too: God is always on his way towards us, but he also awaits our initiative so that we do not miss our appointment with him.
PAGE 14 – ECUMENISM
The miracle of unity
Joan Patricia Back reports on an international meeting for Christian Unity in May 2021, promoted by the Focolare Movement, on the 60th anniversary of its international ecumenical Centre ‘Centro Uno’.
PAGE 17 – FOCOLARE
Our heart, our home, our world
Once again, this year, the Mariapolis will be held online from 1-3rd October 2021. The theme will be ‘Our heart, our home, our world’, exploring how we change the world, by starting with ourselves.
PAGE 18 – REFLECTION
A conversation with Eve
Robbie Young reflects on whether or not God needs to be defended in an increasingly secularised world.
PAGE 20 – ARTS
Islamic art – a call to the divine
In a recent online Focolare seminar between Christians and Shi’a Muslims, Aliya Azam, a teacher from London, gave a short presentation on Islamic art. She based her talk on the work of Professor Sayyed Hossein Nasr, who is professor at Georgetown Washington University. Here are a few reflections from her presentation.
PAGE 22 – THOUGHTS FROM THE KITCHEN
Uli Yeomans tries cooking a new recipe she enjoyed, whilst visiting relatives for the first time after lockdown.
PAGE 23 – POETRY + SUDOKU
A poem by Mike Liddy