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.
Spirituality of Unity
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.
A profound spiritual and human connection when Igino Giordani met Chiara Lubich, the politician, author and theologian understood that this young woman had a charism
Focolare founder Chiara Lubich had an extraordinary experience during the summer of 1949. Living City is now publishing a series of texts written by the Italian theologian Fr. Fabio Ciardi, OMI explaining the meaning and impact of these writings called Paradise ’49. This month features the pact between Chiara Lubich and Igino Giordani, an eminent figure in Italian politics and culture, and also co-founder of the Focolare Movement.
Focolare founder Chiara Lubich had an extraordinary experience during the summer of 1949 — from contemplating the things of God to their incarnation in human reality. Starting this month, Living City features writings by Italian theologian Fr. Fabio Ciardi, OMI, explaining the meaning and implications of these writings called Paradise ‘49
Focolare founder Chiara Lubich reflects on ways to give of ourselves in today’s world
Throughout the Focolare, special attention is being given this year to one of the points of its spirituality, the presence of the Holy Spirit. In order to encourage young people and help them be more aware of the presence and action of the Holy Spirit in their lives, Focolare founder Chiara Lubich went over the words of the hymn “Come Holy Spirit” with a group.
Focolare’s president reflects on the central role of the Holy Spirit — Part 3