«That all may be one» (Jn. 17,21)
We were born for these words, for unity, to give a contribution to its realization in the world. Chiara Lubich
|Páginas web en el mundo|
|New City Press|
|Houston teens bring Chiara Luce's story to life|
|Escrito por Laura Kellerman|
|Miércoles 15 de Diciembre de 2010|
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After attending the beatification of Chiara Badano in Rome, teenagers and college students in Houston, Texas, took up the challenge to present her inspiring story to 200 others in Jones Hall at the University of St Thomas on Nov. 6.
The organizers were joined by students from the Teens for Unity Club at Incarnate Word Academy, a club inspired by the spirituality of unity of the Focolare Movement, who had closely followed the events surrounding her beatification.
In less than four weeks, the group put together a band and presented Chiara Badano's life through various artistic expressions, also showing parts of a documentary with interviews with Badano’s parents and friends. For the day itself, they were joined by other Texan youth who had gone to Rome for the events surrounding her beatification, an event that attracted 25,000 people from all over the world.
Chiara Badano was an Italian teenager and member of the Focolare Movement who died of bone cancer in 1990. During his recent apostolic trip to Sicily, in southern Italy, the Holy Father proposed her as a model of holiness for youth everywhere, inviting them to become more acquainted with her.
“Her life was brief, but carries a stupendous message … 19 years full of life and of faith,” said Pope Benedict XVI. “The last two years were full of suffering, but lived in the faith and in the joy that was born from her heart that was so full of God.”