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Over 25,000 people at the Beatification of Chiara Luce Badano

2010-09-29

The Mass was celebrated by the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Angelo Amato, who highlighted how the life of Chiara Luce conveys a message of optimism and hope. 

Arch. Angelo Amato 
Prefect, Congregation for the Causes of Saints 
The Church gives thanks to the Divine Trinity for her life of charity and kindness. Chiara Badano, a modern and cheerful girl who loved sports, conveys a message of optimism and hope. Even today, young people can be holy. Yes, even today.”

This is a historic beatification because she is the first member of the Focolare movement raised to the altar. This  movement was founded by Chiara Lubich in 1943 and helped lead Chiara on her path to holiness. There are currently about 2 million people from 182 countries that participate in the spirituality of the Focolare Movement.