PAGE 3 – EDITORIAL

PAGE 4 – PSYCHOLOGY

The paradox of self-esteem
Denis Boyd, a psychologist and therapist based in Vancouver, Canada, explores what it means to have a healthy love of self.

 PAGE 6 – WORD IN ACTION

The vacuum cleaner
Cathy Beer struggles over a refund and finds herself caught up in a car park altercation…

 PAGE 8 – ECUMENISM

My ecumenical Journey – Garo Amidi
Joan Patricia Back catches up with Garabet (Garo) Amidi, who lives in Lebanon and belongs to the Armenian Apostolic Church. He is married to Nicole who is a Melkite Greek Catholic and they have three daughters.

 PAGE 10 – PRAYER

A feather on the breath of God – Hildegard of Bingen
David Hickey explores the writings, music and influence of Hildegard of Bingen.

 PAGE 12 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY

Word of Life – July 2023
Whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple – truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward (Mt. 10: 42).
Everything can be transformed into attentive and caring service. Love will give us new eyes to sense what others need and to approach them with creativity and generosity.

PAGE 14 – FOCOLARE

Joy and hope – A Maltese Mariapolis
Maria Bonnici writes about her experience at the Mariapolis held recently in Malta. While she was only able to attend for one afternoon, it left a lasting impression on her. 

PAGE 16 – SOCIETY

A brave new world
Padraic Gilligan explores two different themes in this article which are ever-present in the media: Artificial intelligence (AI) and sustainability.

PAGE 18 – REFLECTION

Gotta serve somebody
Robbie Young reflects on the struggle between science, technology and religion.

PAGE 20 – ARTS

Deepening the mystery
A prestigious art exhibition is coming to the Focolare Centre for Unity during Lent and Easter 2024. Paul Gateshill reports.

PAGE 22 – THOUGHTS FROM THE KITCHEN

Buckwheat Cake
Uli Yeomans shares a recipe via northern Italy and Austria for buckwheat cake.

PAGE 23 – POETRY AND SUDOKU

Oxygen
By Jim Deeds

 

 

 

 

 

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