June 1973

Young people want to be authentic; they feel the need to be free from everything that blocks them from being real. In Our Lady, there was only authenticity, because in her there was not « herself » in the negative sense, but only the plan of God on her, without any encrustations of the old self.

Then, almost everyone thinks, and young people in a special way, that man and woman, in order to be complete, necessarily need each other and that they cannot fulfil themselves if not in the completion with the opposite sex. Now Mary, who is alone, was totally devoid of this idea.

Read the whole text

Published in Italian in: Colloqui con i Gen, cit., pp. 178-182*.


Contact Icon

We would be grateful to those who could send us their memories, unpublished letters, photos… to enrich the archive of Chiara Lubich.
click here

who is online

We have 227 guests and no members online

login staff

This website uses “technical cookies”, including third parties cookies, which are necessary to optimise your browsing experience. By closing this banner, or by continuing to navigate this site, you are agreeing to our cookies policy. The further information document describes how to deactivate the cookies.