The book of light that God is writing
in my soul has two aspects: A luminous
page of mysterious love: Unity. A luminous
page of mysterious suffering:
They are two faces of the same coin.
(Chiara Lubich, 30 March 1948)
In these few inspired words, Chiara expresses clearly the fundamental elements
of her spirituality, a spirituality of unity, of communion, which has touched the lives of millions of people in every corner of the world.
May the selections chosen for this book inspire many to follow the call to love within every human heart and to open themselves to the reality of being the one family of one Father: God.
An internationally known religious leader and writer, Italian-born Chiara Lubich was president of the Focolare Movement, present in 182 countries. Universities, agencies, foundations, nations, states, and municipalities have recognized her work, including the Templeton Prize for Progress of Religion (1977) and the UNESCO Peace Prize (1996).