PAGE 3 – EDITORIAL
PAGE 4 – PROFILE
Lesley Ellison pays tribute to Mari Ponticaccia, who was a pioneer for ecumenism and for building the Focolare community in Great Britain since 1963. She died this year in July.
PAGE 7 – WORD IN ACTION
Forgive your forgets!
Simon Hoare shares some of his experiences in coming to terms with his dementia
PAGE 8 – ECUMENISM
My ecumenical journey – Yorgo Lemopoulos
Georges (Yorgo) Lemopoulos a Greek Orthodox theologian from the Patriarchate of Constantinople has been actively engaged in the ecumenical movement for over 30 years and a significant figure in the World Council of Churches (WCC). In an interview with Joan Patricia Back he shares his life dedicated to Christian unity.
PAGE 10 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY
Love brings harmony
We continue to explore the novelty of Focolare’s collective spirituality as described by Chiara Lubich in her book A New Way. This month we explore how love brings harmony to our lives.
PAGE 12 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY
Word of Life – October 2021
We know that all things work together for good for those who love God (Rm. 8: 28)
We must trustingly and totally abandon ourselves to God’s love at all times, both in small and large things that happen in life. Indeed, if we know how to entrust ourselves to God’s love in ordinary circumstances, he will give us the strength to entrust ourselves to him even in the most difficult moments, such as when we suffer or experience illness or at the very moment of death.
PAGE 14 – DIALOGUE
Angelica Kerr is an African American living in the USA. She shares how she took courage to counteract racism through ‘courageous conversations’.
PAGE 16 – REFLECTION
Elisabeth Öhlböck reflects on the importance of ‘nurse logs’ in the forest and how they can help us to understand our own ‘inner lives’.
PAGE 18 – PROFILE
Tim Friery pays tribute to his mum, Marie Friery who died in August this year.
PAGE 20 – FAMILY
Susie Robbins explores the positive elements of children’s tantrums and how best to deal with them.
PAGE 22 – THOUGHTS FROM THE KITCHEN
Uli Yeomans shares a very simple recipe for a delicious and nutritional soup.
PAGE 23 – POETRY
To the Hubble Telescope
A short poem by Ann Finch