Letters from the early days

libro_lettere-primi-tempiTrent 1943-1949. Years of war and of post-conflict, of reconstruction. In the silence of this historic city in northern Italy began the “great adventure” of Chiara Lubich, marked by a singular eruption of the Spirit, as well as a faithful response. It was an adventure that would bring the birth of the Focolare Movement and the spirituality of unity that animates it.

Here lies, in a condensed synthesis, all the meaning of this first collection of correspondence.

Sixty historically documented letters written to different addressees: family members, young girls, religious men and women, groups of people in different cities.

Texts that vibrate with the sole passion of their author: “to love God and to make Him be loved.” Through the watermark transpires the story of the birth of a spirituality according to a plan from on High, which the young teacher from Trent becomes conscious of only progressively.

Pages of a deep humanity in her relationship with her mother, a sister, friends and acquaintances that she calls together to satiate the hunger for love of a God.

A book that calls out not only to Christians, but everyone. The aspirations and needs that it expresses impact men and women of every age.

From the presentation of the book "Lettere dei primi tempi" of the Città Nuova Publishing House.

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