Founded in Italy in 1943, by Chiara Lubich and her companions who decided to try and live the Gospel values, especially those last words of Jesus. ‘That they may all be one.’ (John 17:21). This movement for unity has now spread to many countries and different Christian Churches.
Each month a commentary on a Gospel verse is prepared by Chiara, ‘The Word of Life’ is lived around the globe and groups meet regularly to share their experiences of living this. In our parish, the West Auckland Word of Life group meets on the 2nd Friday of the month in someone’s home at 6:30 pm for a shared meal.
(Focolare is an Italian word meaning hearth, fireside)