living City Magazine Pioneers

A tribute to the pioneers that dedicated their talent and time to Living City
Graziella De Luca

One of Chiara Lubich’s earliest collaborators, Graziella directed our magazine from 1967-1969. She presently resides at the Focolare headquarters in Rome.

Giosi Guella Giosi Guella

One of Chiara Lubich’s earliest collaborators; directed our magazine in North America from 1970 to 1971...

Sharry Silvi

Editor. Among the initial Focolare group who arrived in North America in 1961, she directed our magazine in North America from 1972 to 2001. Sharry presently coordinates the international center of the focolarine at the Focolare headquarters in Rome.

Rosalyn Richardson Coleman

Was our first African-American focolarina; was Living City copyeditor, translator and secretary in New York...

Maria "Ile" Pereira

The Focolare’s West Coast regional director worked in circulation, administration and promotion...

Fr. Joe Mirandi Fr. Joe Mirandi

A great promoter of the magazine, he ordered subscriptions for all the priests in his New Jersey diocese...

Mother Mary Rose Schulte Mother Mary Rose Schulte

Based in Wisconsin, she was a great supporter of our subscription campaigns.

Peggy Priel Peggy Priel

She lent her talent as photographer for many Living City articles...

Helen Surmik Helen Surmik

Back in the days before computers, she was Living City’s typist in New York...

Magda Gehberger Magda Gehberger

This focolarina at Mariapolis Luminosa was an enthusiastic Living City campaign manager...