PAGE 3 – EDITORIAL
PAGE 4 – FAMILY
The Gospel of the family – joy for the world
Sarah and Declan O’Brien report on the World Meeting of Families held in Dublin in August this year.
PAGE 7 – WORD IN ACTION
Going beyond all borders (Part 2)
We continue with two more experiences shared by young people at Genfest 2018.
PAGE 10 – FOCOLARE
The dove from Noah’s Ark
In July 2018 Sylwia Machej and Patricia Batista from the UK spent three weeks in Syria forming part of a ‘temporary Focolare’.
PAGE 12 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY
Word of Life – November
Listen! I am standing at the door, knocking; if you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to you and eat with you, and you with me (Rev. 3: 20).
We need to ‘shut out’ all external noise if we want to recognise and hear his voice, his Spirit, who can help us break through our fear and open the door of our heart.
PAGE 14 – CHURCH
The music of the Gospel
Pope Francis recently visited Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia at the end of September 2018. Here is what he said at a service of ecumenical prayer at the Evangelical Lutheran Cathedral in Latvia.
PAGE 17 – FAMILY
Katy Carter shares one of those typical family moments, when you thought you had everything sorted…
PAGE 18 – REFLECTION
Let’s stay connected
Elisabeth Öhlböck reflects on the importance of connecting with one another and what this entails in daily life.
PAGE 20 – TRAVEL
Close encounters in Bali – how earthquakes ask big questions
Pádraic Gilligan reports on a recent trip to Bali and how people and events raise some ultimate questions.
PAGE 22 – THOUGHTS FROM THE KITCHEN
Enriched and renewed
Andy and Uli Yeomans share a recipe for Pumpkin Soup made from a smiley pumpkin!
PAGE 23 – POETRY
By Jim Deeds