The Divine Sect
Mysticism, Power and Abuse
The first major investigation into the controversial Focolare Movement founded in 1942 by Chiara Lubich (1920-2008).
A powerful and gigantic Church-supported lay organization with two million followers in 182 countries, Focolares base their activities on three elements: the art of loving, community and dialogue. This book is an extensively researched account of the darker aspects of the movement: sexual abuse, female enslavement, questionable mysticism, misuse of donations, exploitation, censorship, and a refined and questionable system of “fundraising”. Filled with exclusive interviews and first-person testimonies, this exposé is, according to the author, a prime example of fundamentalist tendencies of international Catholic associations.
Poland (W.A.B. Foksal Publishing Group)