An internationally known religious leader and writer, Italian-born Chiara Lubich (1920-2008) was described by the "New York Times" as one of the most influential women in the Catholic Church. She was president of the Focolare Movement, and her work has been recognized by universities, agencies, foundations, nations, states, and municipalities including 15 honorary doctorates, numerous civic awards, the Templeton Prize for Progress of Religion and the UNESCO Peace Prize. She has published over 50 books in 29 languages, with more than one million copies sold.
As Chan says, “We’ve strayed so far from what God calls Church. We all know it. We know that what we’re experiencing is radically different from the Church in Scripture. For decades, church leaders like myself have lost sight of the inherent mystery of the Church. We have trained people sitting in the pews to become addicted to lesser things. It’s time for that to change.”
When Jesus returns, will He find us caring for His Bride—even more than for our own lives? Letters to the Church reminds us of how powerful, how glorious the Church once was … and calls us to once again be the Church God intended us to be.
Collections of quotations from famous people are in circulation everywhere. Often these brief sentences offer rich aphorisms that are able to strike at the heart of many issues. Chiara Lubich's words had never been put together in such a format, a gap that this small book seeks to overcome. These helpful sentences express what we ourselves sometimes think and experience but can never quite seem to put into words so well. They can help us to live what we feel inside to be our true destiny.