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Richard Rolle was born in Yorkshire and was a contemporary of Julian of Norwich. By nature he had questions about everything, especially about the meaning of life. Although not a Franciscan himself, he was one with them in his love of God and delight in poverty and simplicity.
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The Regulation of the Volunteers of God reflects the vocation of the volunteers in the Focolare Movement. It accompanies some of the articles in the Regulation with comments by Chiara Lubich.
The Story of the Volunteers of God 1956–1996.
This book continues the story of the Volunteers of God recorded in God in the Midst of the world –
1956 to 1996.
These pages tell the story of the Volunteers of God in the first forty years of their existence, from
Chiara Amirante’s story is the stuff of high adventure. It tells of a soul completely given to God and to the service of those most in need in our society.
This biography aims at presenting Chiara Lubich's life and work from a ‘historical’ perspective, offering the reader a rich and well-documented development of facts, situations and experiences.
This book, published during the centenary year of the birth of Chiara Lubich, may be considered a treatise on the spirituality of unity as lived out in the Focolare Movement. The readers hopefully discover in the brothers and sisters of a Church that is different from theirs the face of the one Christ.
Like many women mystics of the past, St Gertrude is being rediscovered and appreciated as a true spiritual teacher rather than just a sentimental woman visionary.
While people are agonizing over the need to find solutions to the critical issues of our time, they will only find them in Jesus, and not only in Jesus living in the depths of each individual heart, but in Jesus reigning among people.
These brief extracts chosen by Peter Paine, which have fed him on the journey of his life and sustained him in his Christian ministry, will also inspire the reader to find deeper purpose and meaning in their own life.
Domenico Mangano lived his life in such a way as to communicate God's love to all who crossed his path.
The Spiritual Canticle was born from the heart of a man who knew that the love of God costs ‘not less than everything.’
Chiara Lubich sees the Church as a living reality, an event of communion, and she gives a stimulating answer to the question, ‘What is the Church?’ She responds that it is not a ‘what’ but a ‘who’ because the Church is Jesus in the midst of his people. And the task of the Church is to be, within humanity, a catalyst for unity.
This collection of texts highlights the powerful action of the Holy Spirit at the beginning of the Focolare Movement. It helps us to enter into the intimacy of Chiara Lubich’s relationship with the Holy Spirit and how she communicated to others her passion that he, the ‘unknown God’ may be known, welcomed and loved.