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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Chiara Lubich and World Religions: The “rule” of dialogue
Sunday, March 16, 2014
 
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The unity of the human family was what guided Chiara in her mission on earth. On her sixth anniversary we recall her contribution to the promotion of mutual understanding among the faithful of different religions.
March 14th with Chiara Lubich
Friday, March 14, 2014 |
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Many cities worldwide commemorate Focolare Founder Chiara Lubich on the sixth anniversary of her death (1920-2008). On March 29, 2014, in Rome, prominent members of several religions participate in a day of reflection, “Chiara and Religions: Moving Together towards the Unity of the Human Family .”
Renata Borlone: bearing witness to joy
Monday, March 10, 2014 |
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At a distance of 24 years, the witness of the light and joy of her life continues to be greatly relevant today. On February 27, a remembrance of her at the Maria Theotókos Sanctuary.
 
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