Only at Night We See the Stars
In these timely reflections, Chiara Lubich offers invaluable insights on discovering God's transforming love in life's darker moments.
"For those who are yearning for spiritual growth and insight into Gods word and the meaning of human existence, these prayer-filled reflections by Chiara Lubich will be most helpful.... What makes this volume so necessary and essential in our times is its honest and courageous dealing with suffering and death. With deceptive simplicity and amazing boldness, Only At Night We See the Stars presents the gospel paradox of life coming through death.... This is not a book to be read. It is a spiritual manual to be prayed and pondered. Here is a wine which, if sipped slowly and lovingly, will lead to divine intoxication. It will also call us to the justice and peace that characterizes the followers of Jesus.”
From the Foreword by Bishop Robert F. Morneau
Auxiliary Bishop of Green Bay, WI
"Little star-bursts of wisdom from the writing of Chiara Lubich. It is only at night, in darkness, pain, suffering that we humans can see the myriad wonders of the heavens. The author warns that we may mistake fireflies for stars, just one of her powerful images. And while, like Jesus, she protests useless suffering, she accepts what pain she cannot change with peace, courage and wisdom.”
Rea McDonnell, SSND
author of Why, God? A Glimpse into the Mystery of Suffering
About the Author
Chiara Lubich (1920-2008) was born in Italy. An internationally renowned religious leader and writer, she received the Templeton Prize for the Progress of Religion and the UNESCO Peace Prize. She published over thirty books in dozens of languages with more than one million copies sold. She founded and presided the Focolare Movement until her death on March 14 2008. Chiara and her gospel-based spirituality have inspired millions. The Focolare Movement stands at the forefront of ecumenical and interfaith dialogue.
|Publication Date||Jun 30, 2002|