PAGE 3 – EDITORIAL
PAGE 4 – YOUTH
World Youth Day in Panama
Hundreds of thousands of young people from all over the world joined Pope Francis in Panama to celebrate the World Youth Day in January 2019. Gen Verde were there. ‘One of our first commitments during the festival week was in a prison which houses over 600 women. Pope Francis described Panama 2019 as the “WYD of the marginalized”. Paul Gateshill caught up with Sally McAllister.
PAGE 7 – WORD IN ACTION
Love always returns
The Duncan family from Dunblane in Scotland, share how they try to bring love to the streets of Glasgow
PAGE 8 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY
Gratitude to the Holy Spirit
We continue with this year’s theme on the Church and the Holy Spirit. Here Chiara Lubich shares why she is so grateful to the Holy Spirit and how we should respond with gratitude by ‘becoming saints together’.
PAGE 10 – VIEWPOINT
Michal Siewniak, originally from Poland, reflects on the various political crises throughout the world and wonders what we can do to change the status quo
PAGE 11 – CORRESPONDENCE
PAGE 12 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY
Word of Life – March 2019
Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful (Lk 6: 36)
Forgiveness is a daily conquest, a constant growing in our identity as children of God. Above all, it is a gift from the Father that we can and must ask from him.
PAGE 14 – PROFILE
New City pays tribute to Siobhan Coyle, from Scotland. She died in a plane crash in the Philippines twenty years ago whilst helping to develop the Economy of Communion. She was just 22 years old. When she died many people, especially young people, wrote to her family, saying what a profound impact Siobhan’s life has had on them.
PAGE 18 – REFLECTION
Robbie Young reflects on the skill of discernment and what we can do as a society to ensure it’s effectiveness in a complex world.
PAGE 20 – ARTS
The colour of memory
Pat Kane explores the work of Pierre Bonnard (1867–1947), whose art is being exhibited at the Tate Modern, London. ‘His unique and imaginative laying down of one colour adjacent to another in an almost abstract way, was profoundly influential on twentieth century painters, notably Mark Rothko and Patrick Heron.
PAGE 22 – THOUGHTS FROM THE KITCHEN
Hildegard’s spelt biscuits
Uli Yeomans explores the advantages of spelt and a recipe for spelt biscuits enjoyed by a German medieval mystic
PAGE 23 – POETRY
By Jim Deeds