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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 - June 216...

 
 

When we speak of Catholic Education, we may think of schools whose students and professors are only Catholics. Yet, this doesn’t necessarily have to follow, if we look at the meaning of the word “catholic” and what kind of education it intends to impart.
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WORD OF LIFE

June 2016


“Be at peace with one another” (Mk 9:50). ENGLISH Word of Life in Powerpoint (right click to save)

PLAIN TALK

 



 

What is your opinion of casual sex? I have many friends who have engaged in such experiences and they seem to be happy.

Jesus said: “Who will believe and will be baptized will be saved.” Baptism, therefore, to be effective, presupposes faith. Among Catholics, children are baptized, assuming that their parents want to educate them in their faith… yet I fear that Baptism is thus being considered a password to access the Kingdom of Heaven.
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EDITORIAL

 
 

Education, as affirmed by the International Commission on Education, aims at the “complete fulfillment” of the human person. This is the reason why we continue to educate, to give our youth the possibility to live life fully. But does our present educational system ensure a fuller and richer life for all graduates? Have our educational experts ever considered this aim in order to focus all educational efforts towards its achievement?
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EVENTS

 
 

A surprise visit from the Pope to Villa Borghese, Rome, Italy where the “Village of the Earth” event, promoted by the Focolare Movement in Rome and Earth Day Italy, was being held last April 22-25, 2016.
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EVENTS

 
 

On February 19, 2016, a campus of the Focolare’s University for Asia, Sophia in Asia, was inaugurated in Tagaytay. Sophia in Asia, an affiliate of the Sophia University in Loppiano, will start offering a masteral program in Inter-religious and Inter-cultural diaogue this coming August 2017. Here is a brief explanation of what is Sophia University and its initial project in Asia.
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WORLD

 
 

Last February, the scientific world rejoiced at the news from physicists of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) that gravitational waves have been detected. This discovery is a huge breakthrough for science in this century and a cause for much celebration. It can even be included in the list of the greatest human scientific discoveries of all time. But for us non-scientists, living our day-today lives, what does it mean for us?
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SPIRITUALITY

 
 

A text (written sometime between 1949 and 1951) focusing on the presence of Jesus in the midst of his people. Chiara Lubich inserted it in a talk she gave in the year 2000 to various groups of persons consecrated in the Focolare, because, she said, it illustrates the asceticism and mysticism of the life in unity.
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EXPERIENCE

 
 

Alyn and Jenny Chiu, a couple from Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, manage a Kumon Learning Center, and share how they apply the principles of the life of unity in their educational center.
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LIFE TO THE TEST

 
 

Jeffrey Gil Lingamen, a young Focolare member, shares the joys and challenges of living the life of unity, and his discovery of God’s design for him.
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PROFILE

 
 

The secret life of Fr. Tito Banchong
and his mission to give his life for his people.
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PAGNINILAY

 
 

Sa pagpapatuloy ng ating serye ng mga pagninilay hango mula sa akdang Tinawag Upang Maging Sambayanan, narito ang ilang mga kaisipan at karanasang naglalahad ng ikaapat sa 12 punto ng Espiritwalidad ng Pagkakaisa: Pagmamahal sa Kapwa.
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LATEST NEWS

Giorgio Marchetti has left us

One of the first focolarini, Giorgio Fede Marchetti, passed away peacefully at the age of 86. He had accompanied hundreds of young men along the path of the focolare.
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Philippines: Economy of Communion,
an Economy for All

During the 25th International Congress of the Economy of Communion being held from May 25 to 29, a worldwide linkup will celebrate the event.
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Long Distance Support in Myanmar

A growth opportunity for everyone – families as well as supporters – in a process of promoting life and growth. The testimony of local witnesses.
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Jesús Morán:
Anthropological aspects of dialogue

Intervention by Focolare co-president, Jesús Morán at the University of Mumbai, during his recent trip to the Indian subcontinent.
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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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#SignUpForPeace

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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