A Woman's Work: Chiara Lubich

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A Woman's Work: Chiara Lubich

Story of the Focolare Movement and Its Founder
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235 pages
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    About the book

    May 14, 1944: a young Italian woman sits on a hillside overlooking the city of Trent and watches her home being destroyed by wartime bombing. Inside her begins to stir a vision that would produce an international movement dedicated to religious unity, peace and devotion.

    Today, the Focolare Movement, begun by this determined woman, Chiara Lubich, has grown to number more than 4 million supporters. It is the largest world-wide Christian movement. Sometimes controversial, often inspiring, the Focolare has more than 150,000 committed members, among them "consecrated" single people living in residential communities.

    About the author

    Jim Gallagher is the first biographer to have received exclusive access to this unassuming visionary, described by the great Italian statesman Igino Giordani as "the second Catherine of Siena." His other books include Padre Pio: The Pierced Priest and Why Me?