Who is Chiara?
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On December 7, 1943, the young teacher, Silvia Lubich, would never have imagined that a few decades later so many personalities from the civil and religious worlds – including four popes – would have spoken quite striking words about her and her spiritual family.

She didn’t have any idea what she would live and see during the 88 years of her life. She didn’t have any idea that millions of people would follow her. She didn’t know that she would reach 182 nations with her ideal.

Could she ever have thought that she would inaugurate a new season of communion in the Church and that she would open channels of ecumenical dialogue that had never before been used?

Much less could she have imagined that her spiritual family would welcome in the faithful of other religions and people without any religious affiliation. Quite the contrary: She never thought of starting a movement.

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Daily Life
Chiara Lubich: “This is how I saw the Pope”
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Beatification of Giovanni Battista Montini, the Pope who implemented the Vatican Council. We propose excerpts of an interview given by Chiara Lubich to Città Nuova and published on September 25, 1977.
Teresa of Avila and the Charism of Unity
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
The Carmelite theologian, Jesús Castellano, in the volume, “The exterior castle, the novelty of the spirituality of Chiara Lubich,” compares the spirituality of the two women. On the feast of the Spanish saint, we are proposing an excerpt.
Pope Francis’ video message for Loppiano’s 50th anniversary
Sunday, October 5, 2014 |
"No mediocrity! You must aim high with trust, courage and creativity." This was the invitation launched by Pope Francis to the inhabitants of Loppiano and to all those who wish to become experts in openness towards others.