Chiara Lubich; Fr. Fabio Ciardi (ed.) (about)
An internationally known religious leader and writer, Italian-born ChiaraLubich (1920-2008) was described by the New York Times as one of the most influential women in the Catholic Church. She was president of the Work of Mary – known by everyone as the Focolare Movement, a lay ecclesial movement in the Catholic Church. She has been awarded 15 honorary doctorates, numerous civic awards, the Templeton Prize for Progress of Religion, and the UNESCO Peace Prize. She has published over 50 books in 29 languages, with more than one million copies sold.