PAGE 3 – EDITORIAL
PAGE 4 – YOUTH
Wings of Peace
Niamh McLaughlin reports on a recent online event for the youth of the Focolare Movement entitled ‘Wings of Peace’
PAGE 7 – ECUMENISM
My ecumenical journey – Joan Patricia Back
This month we begin a new series where a variety of people from different Churches, share their ecumenical journey. Here we begin with Joan Patricia Back, who was at the Focolare’s Ecumenical Centre in Rome from 1975 to 2014. She is currently the ecumenical co-ordinator for the Focolare in Ireland.
PAGE 10 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY
Jesus among us – the soul of ecumenism
We continue with this year’s theme on Jesus in the midst. Here Chiara Lubich explores how Jesus, present amongst Christians of different denominations brings about a new and dynamic ecumenism: ‘the ecumenism of the people’.
PAGE 12 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY
Word of Life – November 2020
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted (Mt. 5: 4)
Sufferings may remain but there is new energy to face the trials of life and to help others who are struggling in some way: there is new strength to overcome sufferings and to see and welcome them as a means of redemption, as Jesus did.
PAGE 14 – PROFILE
Patrick van Bladel – a child of God
Helge Lockner pays tribute to Patrick van Bladel, who died from a brain tumour in Stockholm in July this year.
PAGE 16 – VIEW FROM THE FLOOR
God’s door is never closed!
Lesley Ellison continues her series, based on exploring the nature of love with children in a multi-faith Primary School.
PAGE 17 – REFLECTION
The present moment rediscovered
Elisabeth Öhlböck shares how a domestic accident helped her to slow down and rediscover the importance of living fully in the present moment.
PAGE 19 – REVIEW
Chiara Lubich – Prophet of Unity
John McLuckie reviews a new biography on Chiara Lubich by Maurizio Gentilini
PAGE 20 – CULTURE
A wall with a difference
Birmingham will soon have the largest public monument in Britain. And, amazingly, it is a monument to prayer!
PAGE 22 – THOUGHTS FROM THE KITCHEN
Uli Yeomans shares her recipe for Sauerkraut, rich in beneficial gut bacteria.
PAGE 23 – POETRY + SUDOKU
There and Here
A short poem by Angela Graham