The pontiff’s gesture opens a new season in the way the papacy is understood and managed. The amazement we experience, therefore, leads to gratitude for his humility and courage in an act that will mark history.
Speaking in Latin, during the Concistory for the canonization of the martyrs of Otranto, Pope Benedict XVI announced that, on February 28, he will leave his post because, as he explained, “my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry”
Art is not just something for the elite, but open to everyone, capable of healing both body and soul – if we give it a try.
By Pat Kane
The Canadian artist and graphic designer John Elphick has loved painting since he was a teenager – the challenge for him now is to create something together with others. By John Elphick
We are all children of the one father: Maria Voce, Focolare’s president, reflects on one of the main tenets of the spirituality of unity: love of neighbor – Part 2. By Maria Voce
It has always been one of the passions of the Focolare: to tell with our lives, with our words and our art that God is beauty and not just truth. With excerpts from Chiara Lubich’s writings, we can discover beauty and live it in our everyday life. By Emilie Christy and Susanne Janssen