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The Art of Loving

by Chiara Lubich

In disarmingly simple down-to-earth language Chiara Lubich draws her
readers into the very heart of evangelical love and gently challenges them to start living it. She never tires of repeating the ideas that shine through each of the texts collected in this volume. Even to the last, she urged those around her to spread the Gospel message of unity and peace to all.
The few simple phrases that make up her Art of Loving, drawn from the
Gospels, disclose the secret of human fulfillment found in divine love: “Love everyone,” “Be the first to love.”

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Every month the New City Press through the New City Magazine brings you news from a unique perspective: UNITY, and informs you about the contribution of the Focolare Movement to the realization of a united world.

THIS MONTH'S ISSUE - July 2014...


Life is truly wonderful! It is but a passage to a more beautiful life. We have to concentrate on what is essential, as Antoine de St. Exupery wrote in his book The Little Prince: “What is essential is invisible to the eye.” Of course we should not undermine the care of our personal health, as it is a gift from God who wants us to be stewards of His creation and our own body.
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June 2014

“If two of you join your voices on earth to pray for anything whatever, it shall be granted you by my Father in Heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in their midst.” (Mt. 18:19-20)
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“I often hear my students talk about an ‘avatar.’ How can I explain this concept to my students especially, those who use ‘avatars’ in computer games?”

“I have been engaged to my boyfriend for two years and both of us want to build a solid and lasting relationship. How can we develop mutual esteem and love as our differences begin to emerge, and our flaws or limitations appear before us. I am afraid that our love may weaken, and that our relationship may break up?”




  Defending a nutrition system that is “good, clean and fair,” the Slow Food movement, founded by the Italian Carlo Petrini, has become a symbol of eco-gastronomy
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Living the New Commandment enhances our perspective
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From March 22 to April 23, 2014, Focolare president Maria Voce and Giancarlo Faletti, Co-president, visited several states in Brazil. With Focolare members, they discussed how the Movement could better respond to some urgent needs of the country.
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Maria Voce, the Focolare Movement’s president, goes on to explain one of the key points of the spirituality of unity: Christian love that becomes reciprocal.
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As I started my cup of coffee and some breakfast, my mind seemed to race thinking of the things that had to be done that day and about the trip my family would take three days later.
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Imelda Palomino, a Focolarina, shares how she builds brotherhood and a sense of family in her profession as a doctor
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Ipagpapatuloy natin ang talumpati ni Chiara Lubich noong natanggap n’ya ang Honorary Doctorate in Sacred Theology sa Unibersidad ng Santo Tomas sa Maynila noong Enero, 1997 tungkol sa mga haligi ng teolohiya ng karisma ng pagkakaisa.
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An Adventure of Hope
by Cesar Alberto dos Santos


Families today: accepting the difficulties

Vatican Radio interviewed Anna and Alberto Friso, from New Families of the Focolare, asking them to comment on the recently published Working Document for the Synod of the Catholic Church on the family.
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Focolare: on the path of social Christianity

A symposium in Paris on "The Focolare Movement’s contribution in the Church and in society," concluded the year of the 60th anniversary of the arrival of the Focolare Movement in France.
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Unsung heroes of the Haiyan Typhoon remembered in Tacloban City

A solidarity run event entitled WARAY ngaRun, promoted by Youth for a United World in the Philippines, was held on 28 June 2014 in Tacloban City as part of its annual celebrations.
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Christian-Buddhist dialogue
at Sophia University

Donald W. Mitchell at the Sophia University Institute: a journey of life in interreligious dialogue.
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Gospel, Family and Society

Love for country and the commitment to make it a better place. The experience of Lidia and Loris from Crotone, Italy.
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Fortaleza (Brazil): Charisms in communion

The CEU (Condominio Espiritual Uirapura) is a unique experience: 22 communities born from both old and new charisms live together. Maria Voce and Giancarlo Faletti went to see them.
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The Philippines:
the faith of the littlest ones

From Tacloban,among the cities most affected by the violent typhoon Haiyan, the strength to support the survivors reaches us through the voices of the littlest ones. The faith in prayer in the family.
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Loving & Serving in Japan

Mutual love in a family becomes the driving force behind constructive relations of service with an ecumenical dimension.
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Algeria, Muslim and Christian young people together

The story of a group of young Muslims of the Focolare community in a north African country. The discovery of the power of love that goes beyond every difference.
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Christmas on the street,
in Santiago, Chile

The experience of the Youth for a United World, in teamwork with the community of the Focolare of the area, for a profound sharing with those who suffer the most.
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The Adventure of Unity: The Beginnings

December 7th marked the 70th anniversary of the birth of the Focolare Movement - of the "adventure of unity" - as Chiara Lubich herself defined it. This episode is the first in a series of articles which we will be publishing to recount the story of the beginnings of the Movement in Trent, during the Second World War.
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Philippine Emergency

Typhoon Haiyan. News arrives from people on the ground. A chain of solidarity in the midst of tragedy and uncertainty of finding loved ones alive.
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Aldo Stedile (Fons) has left us

Fons was among the first to follow the way of Chiara Lubich at the beginnings of the Focolare Movement in Trent. His funeral will be held on 2nd October, at 3.00pm, at the Mariapolis Centre in Castelgandolfo.
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Nobel Peace Prize recipient adheres
to United World Project

On September 21, 2013 in Rome, Italy, Youth for a United World meet 1987 Nobel Peace Prize recipient and ex-president of Costa Rica, Óscar Arias Sánchez who adheres to the United World Project.
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