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22 Jun 2019

Thank you Mayor Crestini!

2020-02-26T00:12:30+01:0022 June 2019|Tags: |

At the Chiara Lubich Centre we learnt with great sorrow the news of the untimely death of Emanuele Crestini, Mayor of Rocca di Papa. In our recent meetings with him, we had just begun to know him and to appreciate his down-to-earth commitment to the township, his dedication and his exquisite humanity. The legacy that he leaves behind is that of being an exemplary citizen who truly knew how to

21 Jun 2019

Towards a Summer of Light

2020-02-26T00:12:30+01:0021 June 2019|Tags: |

The historical background of Chiara Lubich’s mystical experience in 1949 The encounter with Chiara Lubich, through the historical events that spanned the first half of the last century, is an experience which enables the reader to re-live and, above all, to internalize the meaning of the spiritual and human events which were lived by the founder of the Focolare in those years. The title of the book, "Verso un’estate di

12 Jun 2019

The figure of Chiara Lubich presented in Rome

2019-11-14T08:40:29+01:0012 June 2019|

The 7th seminar in the series on female models of holiness, promoted by the Pontifical University Antonianum of Rome, concluded on Saturday, 6 April 2019, with a talk given by Professor Vittorina Marini who put forward the figure of the Servant of God Chiara Lubich. In previous seminars, other holy women were presented among whom the first Christian martyrs. These included Teresa of Ávila, Catherine of Siena, Elena, mother of

12 Jun 2019

Centenary of Chiara Lubich (1920-2020): Delegation from Trent visits the International Centre of the Focolare Movement

2020-02-26T00:12:31+01:0012 June 2019|Tags: |

On Tuesday, 16 April 2019, a delegation from Trent, Chiara Lubich’s birthplace, visited the International Centre of the Focolare Movement in Rocca di Papa. Focolare President, Maria Voce, and Co-President, Jésus Moran, together with the General Council welcomed the large delegation composed of Maurizio Fugatti, President of the Autonomous Province of Trent, Alessandro Andreatta, the Mayor of Trent, Roberto Pradel, President of the Primiero Community, Giuseppe Ferrandi, Director of the

18 Mar 2019

Lent, a journey towards the Risen Christ

2019-10-09T07:05:03+01:0018 March 2019|Tags: |

From Chiara’s Diary on May 30, 1981  In this precious and previously unpublished page of her diary, Chiara Lubich suggested a simple way of living the Lenten "fast": by pruning away thoughts, feelings and actions that keep us from living the present moment well, this precious time that God grants us. Doing God's will. Yesterday, by making a bit more of an effort to do God's will in the present, I

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