Chiara Lubich (1920-2008) is the founder of the Focolare Movement, which is present in 182 countries and promotes the spirituality of unity. Its goal is to contribute towards the fulfillment of Jesus’ prayer: “May they all be one” (Jn 17:21).
Chiara, a great charismatic figure of our times, is well known for her tireless work to increase communion, fraternity and peace among people of different Churches, with followers of various world religions and with people who have no religious belief.
The spirit of the Focolare Movement aims at promoting a new lifestyle also in the civil field, as for example, in economics and in politics. International academic institutions awarded Chiara Lubich honorary degrees in a number of disciplines (theology, philosophy, psychology, economics, social sciences, etc.).
Chiara built a relationship of friendship with Popes, heads of Churches, founders of movements and political and civil leaders. She has left a great legacy that does not cease to inspire individuals and groups, who in turn influence every area of society. The process for her beatification and canonization began in 2015 and the diocesan phase has recently been closed.
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