After the summer of 1949, for nine years, people of every vocation and social class, of diverse cultures and origins, continued meeting together in the Primiero Valley. “Many others came to visit us and formed something like a small town. We had to look for houses to accommodate them, etc., and everyone learned to live the Gospel, to love, to ask, to give, to all be one, to love each other, and a great many people were attracted to it” [1]


  1. [1] Chiara Lubich, from "Il mio ‘900" Rai3, broadcast on August 13, 2003
photo taken during a walk in the early Mariapolis
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