"Patterns of Unity: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue on the Thought of Chiara Lubich (1920-2008)." This is the title of the meeting that took place on 12-13 April this year at the Fu Jen Catholic University, in New Taipei City, Taiwan. Divided into four parts - dedicated respectively to theology, education, the economy of communion and the dialogue between religions - the meeting was opened by the Brazilian Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, who recalled how the greatest gift left to the Church by Chiara is the charism of unity: "How to be someone within a the great variety of cultures, traditions, theological and spiritual experiences; how to make sure that this great variety might both enrich and make more and more beautiful, deep and fertile its unity." Among others the meeting was attended by Piero Coda, Thomas Masters, Donald William Mitchell and Luigino Bruni. Further evidence of how the life and the commitment of Chiara Lubich, founder of the Focolare Movement (whose official name is the Work of Mary) is a living example, able widely to bear fruit in the world.
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