In his homily at her funeral March 18, the Vatican’s Secretary of State bade farewell to Chiara at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome. Following is an excerpt.
“Clothed in the Word of God”—this is how Chiara saw the Mother of God: a bridge, an apex, a model to be imitated.
Hundreds of memorial services planned worldwide for the first anniversary of Chiara Lubich's passing. Read more for details on the services planned in the US, Canada, Australia and Ireland.
Chiara Lubich addresses 15,000 young people from the Catholic, Orthodox, Reformed and Lutheran churches gathered together this in 2003. The theme for the day was “What are you looking for?”.
Fr. Silvano had recently presented the Marian profile of the Church, its “feminine charism” as seen through the fields of anthropology, psychology, ecclesiology and Mariology. He included writings by Chiara Lubich, intending to offer this material as a contribution to future in-depth studies.
Looking back 10 years after Imam W. D. Mohammed and the Focolare founder drew 3,000 Christians and Muslims together at a historic mosque in New York City.
For the past 25 years Focolare centers around the world have stayed connected through a telephone conference call. Thousands mark each occasion as a family reunion.