Goals

It is a specialized center which is tasked with the collection and dissemination of ​​ideas and philosophies pertaining to the person of Chiara Lubich, and as such it promotes initiatives aimed at deepening her thoughts and making her known throughout the world. Its primary purpose is to keep alive the impact which this celebrated figure has made on current history and for the future.

Founded in 2008, the Center coordinates the publishing of edited and unedited writings, including the publication of biographies and documents, also in multimedia format, which in various ways concern the figure of Chiara. In this perspective it started the realization of book collections, one of which is “The Works of Chiara Lubich”, a series of 14 volumes which present the rich heritage of her thoughts according to literary genres. Through its series “Studies and Documents” it aims to pursue further studies in documented historical, institutional and philological-critical study paths.

On the occasion of the centenary of Chiara’s birth in 2020, the Center, in collaboration with the Foundation of the Historical Museum of Trentino, has set-up and is promoting the Chiara Lubich City-World Exhibition. In preparation for this, it carried out historical research in order to provide documentation and materials to be exhibited together with their descriptive texts.

Furthermore the Center carries out the following:

  • Create a multimedia archive and guarantee the long-term preservation of the original writings, letters, photos, video or audio-taped material, other objects, data and documents concerning the life of Chiara Lubich.

  • Form a specialized library with books by Chiara Lubich, including translated versions, stocked with historical and theological works and others that bring to light, in the historical context in which Chiara Lubich lived, her specific spiritual, cultural, and theological contribution.

  • To oversee the editing of writings by Chiara Lubich and the publication of biographies and other texts that somehow regard her person.

  • To oversee the production of multimedia works with her thoughts and/or talks or documentation on her figure and her works, through the publishing house of the Focolare Movement, but also together with other entities and publishing houses.

  • Gather witnesses from those individuals who have known Chiara Lubich and from those who have contributed to the development of the Focolare Movement.

  • Gather texts of degrees, articles and every type of work in which one can find contributions from Chiara Lubich’s thought.

  • Furnish support to scholars who wish to deepen the thought of Chiara Lubich in whichever field.

  • Hold cultural events with the aim of spreading and deepening people’s knowledge of Chiara Lubich and her thought.

  • Promote research doctorates that have as their central focus themes that regard Chiara Lubich, her life and her thought.

  • Sponsor meetings, symposiums, conferences, at national and international levels, on the life and thought of Chiara Lubich

Economic Support

Note for sending contributions

We thank all those who in some way have contributed up till now to support the Center. For those who wish to make a financial donation, here are the bank details:

  • Account Name: P.A.F.O.M.
    Name of Bank: BANCA PROSSIMA
    Bank transfer details:
    IBAN IT27 R033 5901 6001 0000 0113327
    BIC BCITITMX