The international exhibition dedicated to the person and charism of Chiara Lubich is being inaugurated on December 7th 2019. This is the first multimedia exhibition ever made about her. Giuseppe Ferrandi, director of the Trentino Historical Museum and Anna Maria Rossi, one of the curators, tell the story of its origins, the process and the innovations.
76 years after that December 7th 1943, Paolo Balduzzi takes us to Trent to visit some of the significant places of those early days of Chiara and the Focolare community. Today, the city from which everything began is bringing into its civil and social fabric signs and practices derived from a mentality of fraternity that from that city has reached the ends of the earth.
How does the life of a focolare pan out in daily life? We went to Stockholm, Sweden, where we accompanied the focolarine at home, at work and in various activities with the Focolare community.
Since 2014, there has been a community of focolarini living in the “Morro della Croce”. They share the simple and poor life of this teeming favela in Florianópolis. Vilson Groh, who has been living there for over 30 years, says: “This is an expression of Chiara’s desire to have focolares also on the peripheries of the world.
Aracelis and Charles are responsible for the Focolare community in the first little town in Africa. They tell us about the current situation and explain how life is going on in Fontem today.
People of all ages, from East and West, had an important experience of openness, knowledge of different cultures and dialogue in Europe.
Dipping in to the life of the Focolare community in Bangalore: Angela and Louis tell their story and we see the “pizza evening” run by the Gen in the focolare to raise funds for their projects.
Ana Clara Giovani is a Brazilian journalist who made a video-blog of the event