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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Aletta recounts the beginnings of the Focolare
Friday, November 29, 2013
 
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Published by Citta Nuova, some excerpts from the book of testimonials given by Vittoria Aletta Salizzoni, among the first people to share the charism of Chiara Lubich
Jesus Forsaken: A Light for Theology
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
 
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The challenging and innovative theme of the Lecture which Maria Voce gave to the Faculty of Religious Sciences, University of San Roberto Ballarimo (Capua, Southern Italy) at the opening of its academic year.
Dialogue and the Rule of Law: Maria Voce in South Italy
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
 
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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