Paradise '49

To Paradise and back - Part 10

June 1, 2020 -- Living City

Focolare founder Chiara Lubich and her friends experienced something extraordinary during the summer of 1949. Living City is featuring a series by the Italian theologian Fr. Fabio Ciardi, OMI, who explains the meaning and impact of her writings about “Paradise ’49.” Part 10 features her understanding of the Church revealed throughout the centuries — a magnificent garden in which the words of God blossom.

To paradise and back - Part 6

February 1, 2020 -- Living City

Focolare founder Chiara Lubich experienced something extraordinary during the summer of 1949. Living City is featuring a series by the Italian theologian Fr. Fabio Ciardi, OMI, who explains the meaning and impact of her writings about “Paradise ’49.” Part 6 features the uniqueness of her “mystical marriage” and a new understanding of the Word of God.

To paradise and back - Part 6

January 1, 2020 -- Living City

Focolare founder Chiara Lubich experienced something extraordinary during the summer of 1949. Living City is featuring a series by the Italian theologian Fr. Fabio Ciardi, OMI, who explains the meaning and impact of her writings about “Paradise ’49.” Part 6 features the uniqueness of her “mystical marriage” and a new understanding of the Word of God.

To paradise and back - Part 5

December 1, 2019 -- Living City

Focolare founder Chiara Lubich experienced something extraordinary during the summer of 1949. Living City is featuring a series by the Italian theologian Fr. Fabio Ciardi, OMI, who explains the meaning and impact of her writings about “Paradise ‘49.” Part 5 features the Mother of God: a new understanding of Mary, all clothed in the Word of God.

To paradise and back - Part 4

November 1, 2019 -- Living City

The origins of Paradise ’49: beyond a spiritual experience, a rich text and teaching. Communicating her insights and experiences with Igino Giordani and the first focolarine, Focolare founder Chiara Lubich’s inspirations contained the basis of a new theological direction. Today, a think tank called the “Abba School” continues to study the ramifications.

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