A lighthouse for lighting the way

4 May 2021 | Life

Il Faro, The Lighthouse, three-day workshop helping to shed some light on one’s calling in life. The program, which will be held on May 28 – May 30, 2021 will include questions, testimonies and group activities. The zoom event is geared toward young people between the ages of 18 and 35.


A Lighthouse for lighting the path. The goal of the three-day workshop is to provide a space for reflection on one’s calling in life. The program will include group activities, testimonials, and basic questions accompanied by brief presentations on specific topics. The zoom event will take place on May 28 – May 30, 2021 and is aimed at young people between the ages of 18 and 35. The event has been organized by a team of young people, families and focolarinos and members as well as non-members of the Focolare Movement who currently reside at Loppiano, Italy. The Zoom program will begin on Friday evening (8:30 pm- 10:00 pm) and continue on Saturday and Sunday (4:00pm – 7:00 pm).

We hope that the topics that have been suggested will encourage questions about our real lives as we try to understand new ways and new steps to be taken on the path of Love that everyone is called to.

We will go about it in three stages – one stage for each day. In the first stage we will be accompanied by philosopher Tommaso Bertolasi who will introduce the theme of vocation from an anthropological standpoint. In the second stage, with the help of Father Michele Lauriola, we will examine the personal calling of every human being who is called to respond to Love. On the third day, biblical scholar Giovanna Porrino will reflect on some classic biblical callings that will lead into a discussion on the particular calling or mission that each of us is called to. The talk will be enriched by the testimony of Gosia Zwarc (focolarina).

These topics will be explored with the help of personal testimonies from young people, families, consecrated people and spontaneous sharing among the group.

Loppiano is continually being enriched by initiatives like this one, because of the citadel’s own mission to be a place of witness, training and personal growth in the mutual gift of oneself to others according to the logic of communion. In fact, we do not know, unless we love, because love makes us see.

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