PAGE 3 – EDITORIAL
PAGE 4 – TECHNOLOGY
The genie is out of the bottle – Artificial Intelligence (part 2)
John Green concludes his exploration of some of the benefits and challenges of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) revolution.
PAGE 6 – PRAYER
Patrick – Apostle of Ireland
David Hickey introduces us to the prayer and spirituality of St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.
PAGE 9 – ECUMENISM
My ecumenical journey – Marisa Sechi
Joan Patricia Back catches up with Marisa Sechi. Marisa, originally from Sardinia, is a member of the Focolare community in Africa where she has been for the last 14 years. Just recently she moved from the Democratic Republic of Congo to the Central African Republic.
PAGE 11 – SYNODALITY
Training course on synodality
Training course 2023/2024. Theological and pastoral preparation.
PAGE 12 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY
Word of Life – October 2023
Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s (Mt. 22: 21).
This Word of Life makes us ask if our hearts are won over by fame or if they are given to making rapid progress in our careers? Do we admire successful people and the various influencers? Do we give things their rightful place with God?
PAGE 14 – A VIEW FROM (JUST OUTSIDE) ROME
A big and heavy feather
Lesley Ellison begins a new series about her work with the Focolare’s ecumenical team, ‘Centro Uno’ just outside Rome
PAGE 16 – FOCOLARE
In this new series, Michel Bronzwaer shares some fascinating insights about the early days and development of the Focolare Movement.
PAGE 19 – MEDITATION
Lord, give me all who are lonely
Chiara Lubich here sees the unity of all creation and feels the suffering of every living creature, which must be cared for out of love for God.
PAGE 20 – REVIEW
Klara and the Sun
Uli Yeomans reviews ‘Klara and the Sun’ by Kazuo Ishiguro, a Booker Prize winner and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.
PAGE 22 – THOUGHTS FROM THE KITCHEN
Pat Kane shares a simple, but delicious, recipe for Leek pasta.
PAGE 23 – POETRY AND SUDOKU
A poem by Jim Deeds