Who is Chiara?
PDF Print
 
See all +

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.

See all +
 
Articles
Dialogue and the Rule of Law: Maria Voce in South Italy
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
 
20131126-a
At the Chiara Lubich, Woman of Dialogue Conference a variety of voices and steps being taken that tell of the fruitfulness of dialogue. Maria Voce with Focolare community of the region. Keynote address at Capua, Italy
The Adventure of Unity: The Beginnings /1
Sunday, November 24, 2013 |
5
 
20131124-a
The forthcoming 7th December marks the 70th anniversary of the birth of the Focolare Movement - of the "adventure of unity" - as Chiara Lubich herself defined it. This episode is the first in a series of articles which we will be publishing to recount the story of the beginnings of the Movement in Trent, during the Second World War.
Humanity as one family
Monday, November 4, 2013
 
20131105-04
Chiara Lubich was conferred the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education in Paris on December 17th, 1996. We publish the speech she gave on that occasion.
 
«...1617181920...»