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The purpose of this book is to show that love for Jesus forsaken is an act of theological faith; as a consequence, it has ecclesial, sacramental, and social dimensions.
Thought-provoking reflections to help us grasp and live in the ‘here and now’. ‘In the light of her Christian faith and a lifetime of experience with her friends, Chiara Lubich gives us advice on how to use well the ‘here and now’. If we focus on the present moment, we are planting a seed in eternity, to be enjoyed forever.
The excerpts on the Eucharist from Chiara Lubich’s writings that are collected here reflect the deep union with God that she experienced both as an individual and as a living member of the Body of Christ which is the Church.
Brendan Leahy offers reflections rooted in the Focolare’s communitarian spirituality which stresses undertaking the Christian journey together and the mutual sharing of what happens when we try to put the words of the Gospel into daily practice.
The New York Times called Chiara Lubich ‘one of the most influential women in the Catholic Church’. This biography transports readers inside the story of a young woman, born to a poor family in Trent, who felt called to dedicate her life to God.
Jesus’s new commandment is one of the cardinal points of the Focolare Spirituality: ‘I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another’ (Jn 13:34). The new commandment is one of those wondrous gifts that Jesus ‘held hidden in his heart’ only to reveal them on the last day of his life on earth.
Chiara Lubich is now being called a great Catholic mystic of our times. Here we encounter this mystical side of Chiara who is also the bearer of a charism, a gift from the Holy Spirit in response to the special needs of the Church and of the world.
The wisdom of this collection is remarkable. It is mystical and practical at the same time. Lubich says, ‘We can’t go to God alone, but we must go to him with our brothers and sisters, since he is the Father of us all.’ Each phrase from Lubich offers a new colour for the palette we use to love our neighbour, who is not an obstacle between us and God but a sacred archway through whom we come into God’s presence, and through whom God comes to us. Lubich sends us forth with a heart ready to love as Jesus loved.
These short reflections lead the reader into the very heart of the Good News, to the discovery of that Light which is ever ancient, ever new.
This work examines Mary, particularly as she stood at the foot of the cross, as a model for participating in a Trinitarian life of communion.
The Art of Loving is a steady guide in today’s turbulent times, a handbook for anyone who strives each day to answer the call of love, which Chiara Lubich believed to be the primary vocation of every human person and our individual and collective fulfilment.
Education's Highest Aim will be valuable for anyone interested in understanding and improving education — teachers'; groups; school administrators; university courses in curriculum, instruction, or educational foundations; parents' organizations; developers of public policy.
Each of us has a ray that burst forth from the Father’s heart when he spoke our name with the word Love. If we follow this ray, which is his will for us, we will become what we are in the mind of God from all eternity. It’s a matter of corresponding to his will, adhering to it, moment by moment, until the day when it will literally lead us back to the sun, to the Father.
This little book offers a refreshing approach to Christian unity based on Chiara Lubich’s spirituality of communion. It contains her addresses to the World Council of Churches and at various ecumenical events.
This book reflects the breadth and the depth of the author’s scholarship, with copious references and quotations from the Fathers and theologians past and present. It proved a delight to come across writing on spirituality that is so rich theologically.