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 luce” (Towards a Summer of Light), published in Italian in May 2019 by Professors Silvio Cataldi and Paolo Siniscalco, indicate the vision and potential outcome of that which was to become the cradle of the Focolare. The authors, thirteen in total, examine the historical context and background of the events and elaborate a detailed analysis derived from meticulous research into archival resources.