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Meditations

by Chiara Lubich


The most common experience when reading these Meditations is that they open up a dialogue with the Eternal, and the reader finds a new logic, the heavenly way of reasoning, begins to filter into the soul. We feel that we become better, and we discover a yearning, almost a homesickness, for heaven. And that turns us to face our everyday life, with its everyday struggles and all our everyday neighbours, with renewed resolution. We wish to care for others in the most realistic and down-to-earth way possible. Indeed, we feel enabled to take part in fulfilling the driving theme in the Meditations, the prayer with which Jesus summed up his life-work, uttered to his Father the night before he died: ‘May they all be one.’ (John 17:21)

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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 - April-May 2015...

 
 

The 2015 edition of the Pan-Asian Course offered by the School of Dialogue with Oriental Religions (SOR) provided a continuing contribution to international and interreligious efforts towards peace and harmony.
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WORD OF LIFE

April 2015


“I have become all things to all people” (1 Cor. 9:22). ENGLISH Word of Life in Powerpoint
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Ever since we presented our 13 year old-son with a mobile phone, he has always been playing videogames, making unlimited calls, updating his facebook status and forgetting all other interests in life. Before he liked to read, would go out with friends, but now he isolates himself. We find it difficult to deal with him and are quite worried. As parents, sometimes we have differing opinions about how to handle this, and one time when we went for vacation, we even had to ask him to leave his phone at home. (Ellen and Raffy)

Some people and friends of mine claim that world history, as well as the history of individual nations, show how war is inevitable. How do you explain the principle of war? (Allan C.)

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EVENTS

 
 

The 2015 edition of the Pan-Asian Course offered by the School of Dialogue with Oriental Religions (SOR) provided a continuing contribution to international and interreligious efforts towards peace and harmony.
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EVENTS

 
 

From the halls of the Italian Parliament, to Latin America and the Philippines, the Focolare’s commemoration of Chiara Lubich on her 7th death anniversary centered around the theme: “Unity and Politics,” reflecting on the influence of her charism on politics.
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SPIRITUALITY

 
 

As the Focolare reflects this year on the Eucharist, we are publishing some thoughts from Chiara Lubich on this topic, which can also prepare us for the International Eucharistic Congress to be held in Cebu in January 2016.
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EXPERIENCE

 
 

Experiences of generosity and taking the initiative
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LIFE TO THE TEST

 
 

Two Lebanese youth give a “live” report on their friends in Syria, Jordan, and Iraq. A story of suffering that opens up to new hope.
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PROFILE

 
 

Matteo Rebecchi was born in Northern Italy. A Religious priest of the Xaverian Missionaries Congregation, he met the Focolare Movement in 1983. Since then, the Ideal of unity has proved to be a great enrichment for his Christian and Religious life. Here he recounts his experience of inter-religious dialogue.
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PAGNINILAY
 
 

Noong 1996, ang samahang Focolare dahil naglalayon ito na maisakatuparan ang panalangin ng pagkakaisa ni Hesus ay nagbigay buhay sa Movement for Unity para sa mga pulitiko dahil na rin may mga pulitikong kasapi ng samahan na konkretong nagsasabuhay ng Bagong Utos ng Pagmamahalan ni Hesus sa kabila ng pagkakaiba-iba nila ng pananaw at partido.
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LATEST NEWS

Why I asked to return to Syria
Interview with Ghada, an Arab Christian focolarina from Lebanon. She has lived amongst the people of the Middle East, the past year and a half in Syria, where she continues with them to hope and to believe.
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Family life: the “price” for staying united

The enticement of a brilliant career in a country of your dreams. The story of Rosette and Eric, a young Filipino couple that managed to go against the current and choose to remain a family.
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Sainthood Cause for Chiara Lubich
formally begins
The video with the highlights of the 27 January 2015 official ceremony held at the Cathedral in Frascati (Rome).
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Bangko Kabayan: an indispensable business

The Wall Street Journal interview with Teresa Ganzon General Director of Bangko Bahayan, a rural bank in the Philippines which adheres to the Economy of Communion: "Serving God, Law at a Philippine Bank".
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Belgium: Solidarity Concert
A concert produced by Christian and Muslim teens and adults. It was packaged with care as you would a gift, with time, patience, listening to one another's ideas, complete with the surprise of the end result.
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Burkina Faso: Youth movements unite

Hundreds of young people from different groups have created a day of friendship with an invitation to forgiveness. An important gesture in a country that is going through a transition towards recovery.
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Economy of Communion: The “Pasticcino”
biscuit factory is growing!

The story of Gonzalo Perrìn, entrepreneur and manager of one of the many small enterprises that draws inspiration from the spirit of Economy of Communion.
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Pope Francis to ecclesiastical movements:
“Keep going, be always on the move!”

Street missions, communities for drug addicts, prayer and work, taking care of the elderly and disabled, youth involvement: the Movements want to announce together, the joy of the Gospel in all fields. The meeting with Pope Francis marks the culmination of the international Meeting.
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Interreligious Symposium in Rabat

Around a hundred scholars coming from 25 countries, from the three monotheistic religions, to make an in-depth study together on the dignity and the role of the woman in building peace.
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Hungary, a “dice” for future citizens

The “cube of love” installed in a park of Jánoshalma was a cheerful symbol of an educational proposal to build social bonds based on peace and respect
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Families: opening up to adoption

“We were so happy that we wanted to shout it out to the whole world: the experience of an Italian family that chose the difficult path of adoption, renouncing assisted conception.
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Surviving after typhoon Yolanda

The story of a Filipino family who survived the strong typhoon that hit the Asian country in November 2013 and a reconstruction project carried out by the Focolare.
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Sweden, Bishop Åke Bonnier’s testimony

From the Diocese of Skara, a Lutheran Bishop of the Swedish Church recounts his journey towards unity of Christians in his country.
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Vatican Conference on Inclusive Economy

Scholars and representatives from business and international organisations gather with the Pope to focus on the “culture of waste” that disposes of human beings as if they were “rubbish”. The Economy of Communion’s work at weaving networks.
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Angiolino and His Friends

“I don’t solve their problems, but at least they feel they have someone who wishes them well. . .”
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