Message of the president of the Focolare Movement, Maria Voce

14 March 2012: the charism of unity and the young people. Message in occasion of the 4th anniversary of Chiara Lubich’s passing away.

« March 14, the anniversary of Chiara Lubich’s birth to new life in Heaven is approaching.

This year we would like to dedicate the celebrations in a special way to the impact of her charism on the new generations: today’s and yesterday’s youth will witness in various regions of the world what meeting Chiara stirred up in them.

Chiara trusted the young people and each one of us. Together, all one, we would like to look at a future full of hope because God gave us a great Ideal.

This will be another occasion to express our gratitude to her who, corresponding fully to the light of the charism that God put in her heart, opened up the way to many to be bearers of a new spirit.

Let’s make this date a starting point: grateful for such a gift, let’s communicate it in turn to all those around us in order to contribute towards building universal brotherhood: the fulfilment of her dream, Jesus’ longing: “That all may be one.”»

Maria Voce, 5 March 2012