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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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THIS MONTH'S ISSUE - Oct-Nov 2015...


The first of two articles that highlight the re-emerging concept of Subsidiarity - a possible criterion for “organizing diversity” within ASEAN Integration…
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November 2015

"That They May All Be One." Jn 17:21
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"We’ve been married for around ten years now. Aside from a tacit mutual understanding, at times we are still unable to experience true intimacy to express ourselves freely without being judged by the other… On the physical level we haven’t encountered any problems, and yet we feel a certain dissatisfaction. Often we ask ourselves: what does intimacy between couples really mean? How do we attain it?”

“Nothing happens by chance, and everything that happens comes about through the will of God or because he allows it. Is there something then that He does not allow to happen? If so, doesn’t this pose a limitation to our freedom?” (Angelo)
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When the most important Caller wishes to tell us
things, to suggest something to us
or to ask something from us,
we must not miss His call.
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Often the cause of heated discussions, the family has been studied and analyzed from different and contrasting viewpoints. In unity with the on-going Synod in Rome, we would like to offer some food for thought, through the words of Venerable Igino Giordani, a great advocate of the family.
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The Pope’s call during the Angelus on Sunday, September 6, 2015, stirred consciences to open the doors of parishes, religious communities, monasteries and convents, so as to take in refugees.
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We are publishing some thoughts from Fr. Pasquale Foresi, Focolare co-founder, on the topic of vocation as we celebrate this November the month of vocations.
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Man’s life is a boat drifting on the vast ocean,
struggling to move ahead against strong winds
to reach and dock safely on dry land.
This is how Niel Caballero, a 25 year old
professional from Cebu City,
describes his life’s journey
in following God’s call to serve Him.
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Small gestures that are the fruit of great choices – to put the Word into practice day by da
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Marvi Tulauan shares her dream of bringing change to a society marked by injustice and inequality. She found the key to her dream by following Christ in the life of the Focolare.
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Ang sumusunod ay mula sa isang araling inihanda ni Vitaliano Bulletti o Vita (kung kanino ipinagkatiwala ni Chiara Lubich ang aspektong Lila kasama ni Eli Folonari, simula noong mga unang taon ng Focolare Movement) para sa mga paaralan ng Loppiano noong 1976, na dinagdagan ni Chiara ng kanyang mga pagwawasto noong Hulyo 1999. Ayon dito, isang kondisyon pa ang kinakailangan upang magkaroon ng ganap na pagkakaisa sa kilusan: ang ganap na komunyon mula sa ating lahat. Makikita din ang pag-unlad ng temang ito sa sipi ng isang pagninilay, hango sa talaarawan ni Chiara. Narito ang huling yugto at pagtatapos ng itinipong mga pagninilay ukol sa aspektong Lila.
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Environment and Human Rights

Lawyers, judges, law students and researchers at Castel Gandolfo, Italy, November 13-15, 2015. We talk with Adriana Cosseddu, professor of Criminal Law and coordinator of Commnion and Law, which is promoting the event
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Japan, 70 years after the war

Toshiko Tsuhako, from Okinowa, was 12 years old when Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed by nuclear attacks. The memory of the war continues to impel her to build peace in the world.
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Germany: initiatives for the refugees

From providing for the basic needs to a “counter attack” for peace, the opening of homes to refugee families. (Extra)ordinary stories of the warm reception of refugees.
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Confronted with the humanitarian drama of the refugees, the Focolare’s Youth for Unity step into action on many fronts, mobilising and appealing to international organisations, while joining in the efforts of the entire Movement.
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EXPO: Solar Power Cookers For Haiti

Helping to relieve poverty in Haiti while resolving the environmental problem. The Cucine solari per Mont -Organizé Project,presented at EXPO Milano 2015 in the Cascina Trulza-Civil Society Pavilion.
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A Bed and Breakfast near Florence

The story of a family in Italy who wanted to get involved in giving hospitality to refugees. Watch news video clip.
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Slovakia: A young priest’s challenge

A neighbourhood in Bratislava abandoned by young people: Fr Ludovit refused to give up and strived to create a community. Beginning with families, he used only his strong faith and a personal love for each person.
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Economy of Communion: a path for Africa?

The first international and pan-African EoC school is underway: involving the dynamism of a young population with high aspirations and dreams amid the great challenges facing the continent.
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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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