Rocca di Papa, 20 January 1981

In reciting the Rosary, Chiara goes through the spirituality that God gave to her, her whole Ideal

What I wanted to confide to you today is how I say the rosary.
The rosary is interposed by so-called mysteries, which are biblical events, generally proposed to us for meditation and for this reason, I think, that also our non-Catholic brothers and sisters will love the rosary, if they do not already love it. Spiritual teachers say that you can say the Hail Mary almost mechanically, and in the meantime think of that mystery mentioned at the beginning of the decade.
I have tried to do this and I've seen that in thinking of these mysteries, I revise the whole Ideal. So I thought: «This is what is needed, that every morning I know all my duties.» (...)

Chiara Lubich


(Translated from the Italian published text taken from: Leonor Maria Salierno, « MARIA » negli scritti di Chiara Lubich, Città Nuova Editrice, ottobre 1994)

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