PAGE 3 – EDITORIAL
PAGE 4 – FAMILY
Extending our family
February 24th 2023 marked the anniversary of Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine. We invited two families to share their experience of opening their homes to those fleeing the conflict: the Duncan family in Dunblane, Scotland and the Copeland family in Leeds, England.
PAGE 7 – ECUMENISM
My ecumenical journey – Callan Slipper
Paul Gateshill catches up with Callan Slipper who is a Church of England priest living in the Focolare Community for London and is a member of the Focolare’s international Study Centre, the Abba School.
PAGE 10 – PRAYER
The annual theme for the Focolare Movement this year is ‘Our interior life and prayer.’ This month Elisabeth Öhlböck explores ‘Gratitude Prayer’.
PAGE 12 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY
Word of Life – March 2023
Live as children of light: for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true (Eph. 5: 8-9)
If we welcome Jesus’ words, we become more and more attuned to his thoughts, his feelings and his teachings. It illuminates our every activity, straightens and corrects every expression of our life. Let us therefore rekindle the flame of love in our hearts and we will have new eyes to look around us.
PAGE 14 – PROFILE
Marian Gilligan – an extraordinary life
Padraic Gilligan pays tribute to his sister Marian who died in January this year.
PAGE 16 – A SONG AND A BOOK
‘Twenty years a’ growing’ and O’Carolan’s Lament
David Hickey marks St Patrick’s day this month with some fine Irish culture, continuing his series A song and a book.
PAGE 18 – WORD IN ACTION
Gratitude and a simple game of Jenga
Christine Ashley shares how supporting others can help us to leave our own worries behind.
PAGE 20 – ARTS
Return to colour
Pat Kane explores the work of Kaffe Fassett MBE, born in California in 1937. His exuberant use of colour in textiles is currently being celebrated at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London.
PAGE 22 – THOUGHTS FROM THE KITCHEN
White fish fillets
Uli Yeomans shares a recipe for white fish which her mother used to cook for the family
PAGE 23 – POETRY AND SUDOKU
This too will pass
By Susan Gately