A Conference on Chiara Lubich in Trent

Chiara Lubich: from Trento to the world

February 25-26, 2010

Sala della Cooperazione
via Segantini 10, Trento

trento_20100225-26To mark the second anniversary of Chiara Lubich’s death, three Departments of the University of Trent (her birthplace) have decided to promote an international conference that is aimed at exploring her life and her theological, economic, and educational vision from a strictly academic point of view. As a global personality of exceptional charisma, Chiara Lubich’s social and cultural roots in the Trentino region deserve to be explored in their historical entirety.

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First book edited by the Chiara Lubich Center

Chiara simply

libro_chiara-semplicementeBy T. Klann, M. Pochet and M. Vandeleene, was released by the Città Nuova Publishing House. A book of photos that recounts the 88-year life of the foundress of the Focolare Movement: it is the first work edited by the Chiara Lubich Center.

In addition, it contains largely unpublished photos which show Chiara as very human and approachable, without the diaphragm of microphones, cameras and stages. They show her in spontaneous attitudes, in different moments, in the simple depth of her relationships. The photos are captioned by comments from people with her in those moments, often allowing us to step into the intimacy of her thoughts, actions and soul.

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14 March 2009

First anniversary of Chiara Lubich’s departure for heaven

First anniversary of Chiara Lubich’s departure for heaven
It will be commemorated through different initiatives worldwide.

In Rome a Mass will be celebrated in the Basilica of Saint Mary Major, presided by Card. Paul Poupard, at 11.00.

In the afternoon, at the Mariapolis Centre of Castelgandolfo, a cultural and artistic program will be held entitled: "With Chiara," recalling unpublished moments of her life, from her first to her last days.

Among the witnesses will be: Sergio Zavoli and, in video, Card. Stanislaw Dziwis, Emmaus Voce, current president of the Focolare Movement, a few of Chiara’s first companions and other leading personalities who had the chance to know her.

On this website we will transmit the live program via internet, in Italian and English, starting from 16.00 local time.

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The Chiara Lubich Center is born

Safeguarding the family “patrimony”

Centro Chiara LubichWhen Chiara left us, all of us who had known her felt her very even closer: in Rome and in Rocca di Papa, as in Brazil, the Philippines, Africa and Australia.

And we felt compelled to take in hand the "baton" of the relay she had launched for universal fraternity among all people, to live with greater commitment in her footsteps.

The patrimony that she left us in the arch of 88 years is invaluable. It is now our task to collect , order and catalogue it, in order to share it with future generations, scholars and everyone.

This is why the idea of a Center in her name was born.  In July 2008, the General Assembly of the Focolare Movement approved the project and entrusted it to Eli Folonari.

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