Thomas Norris


Charisms lie at the root of great spiritualities, and great spiritualities not only provide ways of living the gospel in harmony with the tradition of the church but also inspire and renew cultures. Chiara Lubich and her companions discovered God-Love under the bombs pulverizing Trent between 1943 and 1945, the pearl of the gospel in the new commandment, and the reality of Jesus present among those united in his name. This article reflects on the insights emerging from those discoveries for philosophy, in particular, for ontology. The result is a Trinitarian ontology that highlights the centrality of relationship.