Friday, March 14, 2008

Rest in Peace, Chiara Lubich

Please say a prayer for the repose of the soul of Chiara Lubich, founder and president of the Focolare Movement, who died on March 14 at the age of 88.
You may view a clip about her funeral here.

Officially known as "Mary's Work," Focolare (meaning "fireplace," which is where the first group began during WWII) has more than 2 million members in 86 countries. The group sought to bring Gospel-inspired unity and community to the world, and establish bridges of love among the various faith communities -- as well as those without any religious affiliation.

For a clip about Dr. Lubich, click here.

Eternal rest grant to her, O Lord,
and may your perpetual light shine upon her.
May her soul, and the souls

of all the faithful departed, rest in peace.