FOCOLARE

Remaining open for dialogue
Fr Patrick Gilger SJ is assistant professor of sociology at Loyola Chicago. He has been studying three ecclesial movements originating in Italy – Communion and Liberation, Sant’Egidio and Focolare. In this interview with Susanne Janssen, he shares his insights into the gifts that the charism of unity has to offer to today’s world.

 ECUMENISM

My ecumenical journey – Rev Ken Newell
Joan Patricia Back interviews Rev Dr Ken Newell, OBE from Belfast who was a former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.

 A VIEW FROM (JUST OUTSIDE) ROME

Unity is possible
Lesley Ellison continues her series exploring her work with the Focolare’s ecumenical centre: Centro Uno.

 SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY

Word of Life – November 2023
You are all children of light and children of the day; we do not belong to the night, nor to darkness (1 Thes. 5: 5).
We need to cultivate a closer and more sincere relationship with God by searching our hearts deeply and finding moments of dialogue in prayer and by living out his word, that makes his light shine out.

 PRAYER

Medieval women mystics
David Hickey explores the role of women mystics during medieval times with particular reference to Gertrude the Great.

 REFLECTION

A secular age and beyond
Robbie Young explores the rise of secularism and rejection of religion in Western culture.

FOCOLARE

The war years
Michel Bronzwaer continues his series about the early years and development of the Focolare Movement (1938‒1945).

 MEDITATION

Sanctity of the people
A meditation for All Saints Day by Chiara Lubich.

 THOUGHTS FROM THE KITCHEN

Fruit and almond pudding
Uli Yeomans shares a delicious recipe to make good use of Autumnal fruits.

 POETRY AND SUDOKU

Beyond the grey sky
A poem by David A Campton

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