PAGE 3 – EDITORIAL
PAGE 4 – FOCOLARE
The birth of the Abba School
Fr Fabio Ciardi reports on how and why the Focolare Study group, The Abba School, came into being.
An inside view of the Abba School
Paul Gateshill interviews Callan Slipper about his experience of the Abba School.
PAGE 8 – ECUMENISM
My ecumenical Journey – Luzia Wehrle
Joan Patricia Back interviews Luzia Wehrle, a Roman Catholic from Switzerland, who worked for forty years at the World Council of Churches (WCC).
PAGE 10 – PRAYER
David Hickey explores the life and spirituality of George MacLeod who re-founded the Iona Community.
PAGE 12 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY
Word of Life – May 2023
Love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honour (Rom. 12: 10).
Our existence is intertwined with the lives of other people and the community is a living witness to the law of love that Jesus brought to earth. It is a love that looks to everyone’s needs and does all that is possible to avoid leaving anyone behind.
PAGE 14 – PSYCHOLOGY
The virtue of hope
Elisabeth Öhlböck explores the virtue of hope from a spiritual and psychological perspective.
PAGE 16 – REFLECTION
Desires of the heart
Robbie Young reflects on the nature of desire and how it is intrinsically part of being human.
PAGE 18 – REVIEW
The gift of a compassionate heart
Rumold van Geffen introduces readers to a new book by Elizabeth Ruth Obbard on the lives and writings of Julian of Norwich and Therese of Lisieux.
PAGE 21 – PROFILE
Sophie Rowe pays tribute to Rosemary Paxton, who died in October 2022, aged 90.
PAGE 22 – THOUGHTS FROM THE KITCHEN
Chicken wings and soup
Uli Yeomans shares a well-tried, simple and tasty meal of chicken wings and soup.
PAGE 23 – POETRY AND SUDOKU
By David A Campton