Focolare founder Chiara Lubich’s impact on contemporary thought and culture
Chiara’s compelling words of farewell
Writings from the Focolare's founder
A look at Chiara Lubich's extraordinary life through a photo timeline.
Though she initially had no intention of founding anything, Chiara Lubich gave life to a vast network of thousands of groups.
From the meeting of Catholic movements with John Paul II at Pentecost 1998 to the meetings with Christian movements and communities in Stuttgart, the Focolare’s commitment to furthering unity among these groups remains significant.
Chiara Lubich never separated spiritual from social issues. For her, helping to renew cities with the ideal of unity was a priority.
Chiara Lubich’s insights gave rise to a worldwide movement, the New Families.
Insight from Pope Benedict at Chiara Lubich’s death and funeral, describing her as a “woman of intrepid faith, messenger of hope and peace”