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
Old age: a hidden beauty
Sunday, September 28, 2014
In Chiara Lubich’s view of old age we rediscover the fascinating and innate wisdom acquired over the years.
Like Clare of Assisi
Monday, August 11, 2014
A thought of Chiara Lubich on the feast day of St. Clare that leads every Christian to put God in the first place.
Klaus Hemmerle: The Priest Today (3)
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Priesthood is a radical Christian lifestyle. Address delivered at an international convention of priests, religious and seminarians in the Vatican, April 30, 1982, by Klaus Hemmerle, late bishop of Aachen, Germany, part 3.