“Whoever is close to me was created with a gift for me and I was created with a gift for whomever is close to me. On Earth everything is in a loving relationship with everything: each thing with each thing. But it is necessary to live with love to find that golden thread between beings”.
Born in Trento, Italy, Chiara Lubich (1920-2008) was founder and president of the Focolare Movement (“focolare” means fireplace), whose purpose is to spread christian values and build unity within the human family enriched by diversity, promoting ecumenic and inter-religious dialogues. Focolare, one of the biggest temporal movements of the Catholic Church, is spread around over 182 contries, and gathers over two million supporters around the world.