«That all may be one» (Jn. 17,21)
We were born for these words, for unity, to give a contribution to its realization in the world. Chiara Lubich
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View Video MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR Saturday April 9, 2011
Teenagers and young adults are invited to join in an immersion of the life, light, and love of Blessed Chiara Luce Badano, an Italian teenager who lived a brief but intense life full of charity and hope, through a variety of song, dance, and audio visuals hosted by the Youth for a United World of the Midwest.
April 9, 2011, 5:30pm CST (Sunday Mass celebrated at 4pm)North Riverside Village Hall (2401 S Des Plaines Ave, North Riverside IL - MAP)Pizza & Fellowship @ 7pm
Muslim and Christian Youth working together for the Homeless
Fifty years ago it would not have happened. During Christmas, 2010 Muslim young people from the Ephraim Bahar Cultural Center and Christian youth of the Focolare Movement engaged in an interreligious experience of “dialogue of life.” Living out together one of the principal tenets of both religions—to recognize the presence of God the poor—we demonstrated how the world can be changed for the better.
Focolare Movement Celebrates 1st Beatified Member She is the first member of the Catholic lay Focolare Movement to be raised to the altars. Cardinal Bertone celebrated a thanksgiving Mass in her honor on ...
Read more about Blessed Chiara Luce of the Focolare Movement in articles and videos published in newspapers and magazines from around the world...
Video: Chiara Luce Badano Presented in Dialogue
Presented at the Midwest Mariapolis 2010
(West Coast News)
Chiara Luce Badano (1971-1990) - beatified Saturday, Sept. 25th, 2010 at the Shrine of Our Lady of Divine Love in Rome, Italy.
Bishop Maritano, promoter of the cause, said Chiara Luce is "an incredible witness of faith and strength for the youth of today". And Chiara Lubich, founder of the Focolare Movement, said in 2000: "How much light in her words, in her letters in her life. She is a model and witness both for youth and for adults".
World Unity Week!
World Unity Week, usually held in May of every year, is the annual appointment of Youth For a United World held all over the world. It serves as an occasion to influence public opinion with their ideas, by getting civic and religious institutions and mass media involved.
In 2011, WUW is from May 1st to May 8th.
Focolare Movement Press Release 3/19/2010
CHIARA LUCE BADANO
(1971-1990)WILL BE BEATIFIED on Saturday, September 25, 2010at the Shrine of Our Lady of Divine Love in Rome, Italy
Bishop Maritano, promoter of the cause, said she is:
“An incredible witness of faith and strength for the youth of today.”
And Chiara Lubich, founder of the Focolare Movement, said in 2000:
“How much light in her words, in her letters, in her life!
She is a model and witness both for youth and adults.”
Chiara Luce Badano had a generous and lively personality. She was born in 1971 in Sassello, Italy, an only child conceived after 11 years of marriage. At age 9 she heard about the Focolare’s ideal of unity from some of her friends and discovered a new way of living and thinking which satisfied her thirst for God.Click here for complete article in Living City Magazine.
Love Generates Wisdom-A response to today's challenges
Thursday, July 23rd (evening) - Sunday, July 26th 2009 University of Scranton- DeNaples Center
See www.nymariapolis.org for more information.
Find the deeper meaning of Easter with young people.
be a family “If I should have to leave this world today and you were to ask me for one last word that sums up our Ideal, I would say “Be a family...” I would have Jesus in me repeat to you: “Love one another... so that all may be one.” Chiara Lubich, founder of the Focolare Movement, Dec 25, 1973
Friday, July 11 after dinner to Tuesday, July 15 after lunch Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, INDirections