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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Farewell Fr Casimiro
Monday, May 5, 2014 |
An important figure linked to to Chiara Lubich and the Focolare Movement has left us. Maria Voce’s announcement on the death of Fr Casimiro Bonetti.
Dialogue in the thought of Chiara Lubich
Saturday, May 3, 2014
"What would you answer to someone who holds that true dialogue among different cultures and religions is not possible?" This was a question addressed to Chiara during a meeting with Muslim friends of the Focolare in 2002.
Two Pope Saints. John XXIII
Saturday, April 26, 2014
In honour of the canonisations of Karol Wojtila and Angelo Roncalli we offer these excerpts from the 1980 diary of Chiara Lubich where she describes her new understanding about living the will of God, after she read a text by John XXIII.