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Paradise ’49


Chiara Lubich


We are here publishing a translation of Chiara Lubich’s talk about her mystical experiences that began in the summer of 1949.1 This talk was presented at Oberiberg, Switzerland, on the Feast of St. Paul, June 30, 1961. The article following this one, entitled “Editorial Essay: Contextualizing ‘Paradise ’49,’ ” is meant to place this talk in historical context and in the context of the development of Lubich’s spirituality as well as to add explanatory comments about the text itself. Here, we also present excerpts from the introduction to the original Italian publication of this talk written by Giuseppe M. Zanghí, editor of Nuova Umanità.