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Ciao Carmen!

Carmen Bollea De Santos, Argentinian entrepreneur from Tucuman left us yesterday early morning.

by Carmen de Amarillo

Carmen Bollea 01 ridIt's not easy to describe Carmen. If I had to pick one word, it would be "cyclone". Wherever she showed up she revolutionized everything ... And she managed to be everywhere: at the birthday of the bishop's mother, in the field, in the Federation of Argentinean Businessmen, in the EoC meetings... She was interested in everything and she wanted to record everything. She never gave up until she managed to keep going.

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Merry Christmas 2016!

For Christmas 2016 we would like to send our greetings to you in the form of Luigino Bruni's experience from these past days. Merry Christmas from the entire EoC Team!

2016 Auguri Natale"...the Lord has anointed me  
to bring good news to the poor; 
he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted"
(Isaia, 61).

Today, passing near Padua, I had dinner sitting next to an old lady, Rita, about 90 years old. We exchanged a few words, and she told me this: "I'm here to spend Christmas. My two children have not invited me to their house at Christmas for years. And so this year instead of crying at home alone, I thought I would travel 300 km away to stay in this hotel."

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Farewell Paulo and thank you from the entire EoC

Paulo Melo passed away on Monday night after a very rapid disease. His contribution to the flowering of the EoC in Congo has been substantial.

by Antonella Ferrucci

Paulo Melo is one of those people who leave a sign to us through their lives - a trail of light would be a fitting expression - wherever they operate and the type of person each of us would like to meet along the way. Currently in charge of the Focolare Movement in Portugal together with Teresa Guedes, he died on Monday night after less than three weeks of having received the diagnosis of his merciless disease.

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Leo Andringa: infinite thanks!

This morning, on the birthday of Chiara Lubich, Leo Andringa has run its course and joined her in heaven.

Leo 250 ridLeo Andringa (Holland) has been a member of the International EoC Commission from the very beginning and has always worked for the project and supported it. In 2008, once they were free from work commitments, he and his wife Anneke moved to Castelli Romani, near the International Centre of the Focolare Movement to work for the EoC full time.

It 'impossible to express in a few words what Leo meant for the Economy of Communion. What we can say now is that he was an economist and a man of communion indeed, a testifier of the culture of giving, a pioneer of the EoC. Luigino Bruni wrote about him, "He is one of the best people I've ever met, an immense gift for me and for the Economy of Communion".

The news of his departure spread very quickly in the EoC world and from every corner of the earth moving signs of gratitude and affection for him are coming: from all of the EoC world infinite thanks to Leo!

Merry Christmas 2015!

Christmas is above all a message of love renewed every year that tells us that life is greater, that the good is more profound and true than the evil. And we can continue to hope. Our best wishes to all EoC members.

by Luigino Bruni

Natività 2015 ridDearest all, this year Christmas comes to a wounded world.

Nature suffers because of an unsustainable model of economic development which is not one of communion, it is not scaled to suit the most fragile groups and children.

Global peace is threatened by a new fundamentalism that uses religious texts for political and economic interests, fuelled by western countries that continue to sell weapons to peoples at war.

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Polo Solidaridad: Communion Gets Moving

An update on the situation of the flood that hit the business park and the Mariapolis Lia, and the ways to work together - by the Argentine EoC Association.

150808 OHiggins Inondazione Polo 06 ridDear friends of the EoC, we would like to tell you in detail about the situation in the business park, in every house and company, because we know that everything that happens we live through together and that many are praying for us and wish to contribute.

Jorge Perrín, from Polo Solidaridad, tells us: ‘Solidarity among us is "naturally" extraordinary. The only machines that can move around are the tractor - Pepe (Marin)'s vehicle - and the small bus of the little town. So they are always around taking people to work, to school, they go to the grocery store for everyone, or carry goods to be delivered, etc.

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Polo Solidaridad: Flood Emergency

The situation is still serious after the floods of recent days at the Argentinean EoC's business park Polo Solidaridad, located in the vicinity of Mariapolis Lia at O'Higgins

by Antonella Ferrucci

150808 OHiggins Inondazione Polo 01 ridThere was an email circulating among the members of the Polo Solidaridad and a few hours after a post appeared on facebook: "Solidarity with Polo Solidaridad". This is how we learned about the serious flood that hit Polo Solidaridad and Mariapolis Lia O'Higgins (Argentina) in the last few days.

We asked Carolina Carbonell how the situation is currently: "The Mariapoli and the business park are currently isolated because the water has risen up to 80 cm on some points of the road taking there. Until last Saturday it was accessible with some difficulty, but not anymore."

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No. 41 of the EoC Newsletter is now online!

 To accompany n.13-14/2015 of Città Nuova

Cover 41 enThe EoC Newsletter no. 41  is now available online, subscribers to Città Nuova are receiving it in their homes these days. The same editorial insert n.13-14/2015, for 10-25 July is available on the EoC site, too, where the html version of the Newsletter can be downloaded as a printable file.

As the editorial by Alberto Ferrucci points out, this issue is entirely devoted to the EoC events of Nairobi this past May - as attested by those who were there - has had the dimension and effect of a new "EoC bomb". "One company is not enough"; this is the title of the issue: a motto born spontaneously in those days explained by Ornella Seca explains in her article.

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Thank you, Father Foresi from all of us in the EoC!

Pasquale Foresi passed away last night. Chiara Lubich considered him the first "co-founder" of the Focolare Movement, within which the Economy of Communion was born.

by Alberto Ferrucci

Pasquale Foresi 03. ridjpgWhen during the bombings of World War II Chiara Lubich understood the Love of God and wanted to respond to it by consecrating her life, a group of young people started following her:  but it was not enough, the design of the charisma God gave them did not stop at the formation of a beautiful religious congregation in the city of Trento.

So God made her meet Igino Giordani, a prominent scholar of the Fathers of the Church, Catholic writer friend of popes, deputy to the Constituent Assembly of Italy: he was the first to realize as a scholar of the history of the Church the epochal Charisma that God had entrusted to her; later Chiara met Pasquale Foresi, a restless youth of great intelligence and culture, preparing for priesthood, feeling the great need for renewal of the Church.

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Happy Easter 2015!

A special greeting, thinking of Africa - to be our host in Nairobi soon

2015 Pasqua ridThis year, as we all focus more on Africa because of the upcoming EoC events at the end of May, the most fitting thought for Easter seems to be what we have just received from Philippe Deroo, our French translator who lives in Burkina Faso:

Here in Burkina Faso, in the season of the great heat, there are frequent blackouts. So at these times not only the Internet is gone, but ventilation and air-conditioning, too... For two days we didn't have running water even... We use buckets... However, spiritually we are all well: we do not miss the "great sun", that of Easter."

May this "great sun" shine upon everyone, and especially the poor... Happy Easter!

 

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