Maria Voce


The author presents and describes four essential traits of the new spirituality of communion that is a fruit of the charism received by Chiara Lubich, and the theology that is being developed from this charism. She does so in the context of telling the personal story of Chiara’s experience, especially during a period of illumination referred to as “Paradise ’49.” That experience of the mystery of the Trinity illumined the theological depth of the Focolare’s life of communion on earth as a reflection of the Trinity in heaven. The author concludes with comments on the effects of this life of unity, and its academic expressions in the Abba School and the Sophia University Institute.