New Humanity Movement

Health: Person, Environment

The Alzheimer Café



For a long time, Antonella has, with great difficulty, been assisting her aunt who has Alzheimer’s.  The ideal of fraternity however urges her to seek new solutions in order to reach out to the "least" in her town. She rediscovers, together with the patients, the beauty of life even in the midst of difficulties.

From San Severo (FG) - Italy

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The "Tournament of the Heart" for the Abruzzi

Torneo-AbruzzoOn April 6th 2009 a terrible earthquake hit the Abruzzi. Despite the pain and discomfort, as it often happens, young people, with their simplicity and their enthusiasm aare the ones that find the infectious energy, in order to make every obstacle a new possibility of life, to give happiness to those who suffer. The story that comes to us from the boys of Roseto degli Abruzzi is one example.



From the community of Roseto degli Abruzzi (Te) – Italy

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Marcel's white shirts


Marcel Mbula is a doctor in Kinshasa in the People’s Democratic Republic of Congo. He is involved in the prevention and treatment of AIDS which still afflicts many thousands across the continent. He has decided, along with a number of other doctors to focus on the sick, especially the poorest, setting up a social and health project in collaboration with an NGO.


by Marcel Mbula, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Education in infant nutrition in a city

childrenA pediatrician’s action in a Recife hospital: Agreement with her colleagues who wish to live fraternity, making them more aware of their patients’ problems. In this way a project for correct nutrition develops that involves the whole region.

from Maria Aparecida de Araujo - Recife (Brazil)

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The art of being an assistant

The need for beauty in the corridors of a hospital.  Maria Chiara Tortotella’s experience helps her entire class of nursing students to discover the unwanted aspects of a demanding profession yet at the same time quite creative.

By Maria Chiara Tortotella from Naples (Italy)

I went to a meeting of the Focolare Movement where they talked about beauty as something that every person needs.  I thought about my lessons, about all the students in my Bachelor of Nursing course, on the theories of needs, the need to be a fully committed nurse towards a sick person. I realised that up to that stage, among all the many needs that exist, there was also another one that I had never considered before: the need for beauty.  It was a gap I felt I had to fill.  I talked about this with my other Focolare friends who share the same Ideal of universal brotherhood.  This “sharing” became the hidden motor of what eventually came about.

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