After the violent bombardment of May 13, the Lubich family had to leave the city, but Chiara remained in Trent. With some companions she shared an apartment in Piazza Cappuccini. These were the circumstances in which the first focolare was born. “We were like so pieces of wood heaped together, to be lit and burned by Jesus among us. We would have broken with everything, except the unity that through Jesus forsaken remained firm”.