Chiara always had a soft spot for young people. And she never hesitated to challenge them with a great ideal, encouraging them to put God first and be generous.
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.