EDITORIAL

ECOLOGY

Opening new doors
Eileen McQuade reports from Falkirk about how the members of a parish started to tackle the ecological crisis they were facing.

EVENTS

Together to care
Genfest International will take place in Brazil, in the city of Aparecida, in July 2024, bringing together 6,000 young people from all over the world to celebrate and reflect on the central theme ‘Together to care’.

YOUTH

The gift of each other
Claudia Melis and Angela Vigolo report on a weekend for young people.

SPIRITUALITY

A life-changing proclamation (2)
Chiara Lubich’s talk to the Focolare communities through a telephone conference call in November 1989.

WORD IN ACTION

Called and sent
Betty Madill shares her experience of rediscovering her relationship with God after a tragedy in the family.

ECUMENISM

My ecumenical journey – Teresa Francesca Rossi
A great friend for many years Joan Patricia Back caught up with Teresa Francesca Rossi in Rome where she shared her experiences of what she calls ‘the great love of my life’, ecumenism.

SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY

Word of Life – June 2024
This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. (Mk 4: 26-27)
God’s kingdom is already present here on earth and its fulfilment at the end of history is already assured. The Church is the community of those who believe in this kingdom and is its foundation.

FOCOLARE

Defective, heretical and unsettling
Michel Bronzwaer continues to relate the history of the Focolare Movement. In this episode he tells how the new-born movement meet strong resistance from the Catholic hierarchy.

MARIAPOLIS

Look within and see beyond
This was the title of this year’s Mariapolis held in Malta on a weekend last February at a hotel in a seaside resort. Anna Caruana Colombo reports.

MARIAPOLIS

Releasing the spring of living water
Susan Gately reports on the Irish Mariapolis.

ARTS

Space for contemplation
Paul Gateshill reflects on the Methodist Modern Art Collection which was hosted at the Focolare Centre for Unity during Lent and Easter this year.

THOUGHTS FROM THE KITCHEN

This old dog is learning new tricks!
No recipe this month, but Mary Gateshill provides some thoughts from a make-shift kitchen.

POEM + SUDOKU

God as the sun sets
By Jim Deeds

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