The texts that this book offers would like to help all of us assume responsibility for incarnating the prayer of Jesus, ‘that all may be one’, according to the multiplicity of gifts that God has given us. They highlight the twelve points of the ‘spirituality of unity’ of the Focolare Movement that flow from that prayer.
This collection of writings by Pasquale Foresi is essential reading for anyone interested in the Focolare spirituality of unity. Foresi was the first focolarino priest and the Movement’s first Co-President.
The founder of the Focolare Movement, Chiara Lubich, always recognised in him a particular plan of God, namely that of the incarnation, i.e. the task of giving tangible expression to the many intuitions that the Holy Spirit inspired her with.
Fr Foresi was the first focolarino priest and the Movement’s first Co-President. He made many contributions to the Focolare. He oversaw relations with the Vatican. He assisted Chiara in drafting the Statutes of the Focolare. He also helped in starting up some of the permanent features of the movement such as the ‘Mariapolis Centres’ that provide courses for the members; the town of Loppiano in Italy; and the New City publishing group.
Fr Foresi published numerous articles and books on the novelty of the spiritual and social dimension of the theology that emerges from Chiara’s charism. His writings offer a keen analysis and optimistic vision of the future, which is based on the wisdom that flows from such deep experience of Chiara’s charism.