On the threshold of the new millennium the founder of the Focolare Movement spoke about her hope-filled dream for the future. Although we are immersed in the dramatic events that trouble humanity today, we want to make this dream our own.
This expression can easily be misinterpreted. A reflection by Klaus Hemmerle (1929 – 1994), once bishop of Aachen, Germany. Loving Jesus in a neighbour certainly does not mean “exploiting” a neighbour in order to be able to love God; rather, it acknowledges the true dignity of every human being.
The meeting between Chiara Lubich and Member of Parliament, Igino Giordani took place on 18 September 1948 at the House of Representatives in Rome. On Tuesday 18 September, after 70 years, a convention was held in Rome to commemorate that first encounter.
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