A gallant young Italian officer in the First World War, Igino Giordani was seriously wounded, but recovered to take an active part in Italian politics, as an opponent to Fascism in the early days of Mussolini’s rise to power. He cooperated with Don Sturzo in the formation of the Popular Party which later became the Christian Democrats, ruling Italy almost continuously after the Second World War.
Giordani rose from the poverty of his native Tivoli to a place of esteem in the nation as a political journalist, religious writer, forthright politician and above all a man of rare integrity-He was a devout Catholic, with an irresistible desire for holiness.
His meeting with the young Chiara Lubich, foundress of the Focolare Movement, was a turning point in his life. He became a co-founder of a Movement that has since become worldwide and to which the Archbishop of Canterbury pays tribute in the preface of this book.
This is the first biography of Igino Giordani to appear in English.
Edwin Robertson is a Baptist minister, who knew Igino Giordani in the later years of his life. He was bound to him with bonds of love, friendship and mutual esteem. The book brings out the mystical heights to which Igino ascended and his deep love for the Focolare Movement, which meant so much to him and to which he brought so much.