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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
A new book to be published on the fifth anniverary of Chiara. Fifty years of history contained in articles written by Chiara Lubich for Citta Nuova. A prophetic reading of the historic events and great witnesses of our time. A new book to be published on Chiara’s fifth anniversary.

For Chiara Lubich (1920-2008) current affairs were the best way to read the signs of the times, of being open to eternity and attentive to every one who in a large or small way was involved in the events of human history.

From among her numerous interviews and articles published by Citta Nuova magazine from the year of its founding in 1956 to 2005 when she gave her last article, Thirty have been gathered in this book that highlight the original intuition that never left her: Following currrent events means to discover the hand of God in human history.

This book provides a method of interpreting current news and events in order to give our own contribution to society as she had done.

In the preface to the book director of Citta Nuova, Michele Zanzucchi writes:

Chiara Lubich harboured such attention and respect for the truth that she could not tolerate anything that might obscure it or misrepresent reality. This is how she read the “signs of the times” (a term that she dearly loved) by giving free reign to her prophetic spirit in order to discover teachings for the present times. It wasn’t by chance that in her writings she often used words such as “today”, “present” and “current events” […] Here was the supreme location for discovering God’s manifestation in human history. For example, one could read the articles she wrote following the attack on the Twin Towers to see how much her vision was prophetic and countercurrent. But she didn’t dismiss the past, nor the lessons of history. She gathered within herself the profound depths of the entire human story when she spoke about the present: the historical heritage of human thought, and the joyful or tragic events that afflicted humanity. These were essential for her to be able to well understand the novum that was being manifested and, as a consequence, also the novelty brought by the charism that was entrusted to her by the Holy Spirit. Moreover her vision never lost sight of love for the human person […] She never wrote not only to comment on current events, but to improve social coexistence. She did it, as she said, to help build “a more united world”.



Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 19:54

Gli scritti di Chiara sono sempre di grande attualità, rispondono pienamente ai tanti interrogativi profondi dell’uomo di oggi e di ogni tempo! Si leggono con molto interesse, sono scritti che manifestano sempre Dio nella storia dell’uomo e dell’umanità!


Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 15:00

Un testo come moltissimi altri di Chiara da conservare e consultare ogni qualvolta ti senti di essere fuori dal seguire la volontà di Dio e non trovi come rientrare. Grazie Chiara.


Friday, March 15, 2013 at 15:35

Non vedo l’ora di avere il volume in mano. Gloria


Friday, March 15, 2013 at 10:22

Mi sono sempre “ritrovata” nei suoi scritti rimanendo sul mio raggio che comunque conduce sempre al sole dove tutti si ritrovano UNO.


    Glória de Fàtima Oliveira

    Friday, July 5, 2013 at 13:27

    Gostaria de saber quando estará disponível no Brasil.

      Maria Chiara De Lorenzo

      Friday, July 5, 2013 at 15:43

      Cara Gloria,
      suggerirei di visitare il sito e provare eventualmente a contattare l’editore.
      Speriamo presto! Maria Chiara