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
Fazenda da Esperança and the Charism of Unity
Friday, April 18, 2014
Guaratingueta, Brazil. More than 600 young people from 20 Fazendas of several areas in Brazil welcome Focolare president and celebrate their common roots.
Dialogue on Art & Beauty
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Art critic Mario Dal Bello examines the spirituality of unity, through several masterpieces of European art in Udine, Italy.
Recife. The Chiara Lubich Chair
Thursday, March 27, 2014
PX5A2004© Caris Mendes – CSC
March 25, 2014. The Chiara Lubich Chair is established at the Catholic University of Pernambuco (UNICAP) to promote the study of fraternity and humanism.