Traveling Paradise

  • Fabio Ciardi Center of Studies, The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate


This article presents an overview of Chiara Lubich’s mystical text of Paradise ’49 in twelve stages. Using the image of a journey by airplane, it presents some of the main themes and movements within Lubich’s text, highlighting the aesthetic qualities of the text and the fresh vision of humanity in God that it offers. Each of the twelve parts of this article concludes with a quotation and a brief comment intended to give the reader a taste of Lubich’s Paradise. The translation is by Conrad R. Sciberras.

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