Written in the form of a diary, this book is a collection of the thoughts and reflections of Chiara Lubich during trips to North and South America, and Africa. These trips, made during the time of the Second Vatican Council, served the purpose of guiding and developing the life of the Focolare on these continents. The events that took place within the Focolare communities, news of the Second Vatican Council itself, a visit to the tomb of St. Frances Cabrini in New York, observing the various cultural realities she encountered, all contribute to drawing out the richness of her own experience. Chiara’s reflections form the basis of the Focolare’s modern, universal, collective spirituality which has inspired millions throughout the world to earnestly seek the fulfillment of Jesus’ prayer, “That all may be one.”
About the Author
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.
|Publication Date||May 31, 1987|