Fokolar-Bewegung Werk Mariens#
Focolare-Movement ("Work of the Virgin Mary"); catholic-ecumenical community founded by Chiara Lubich (b. Jan. 22, 1920) in Trento (Italy) in 1943. In 1962 the movement was universally recognized by the Church and became known all over the world. It also comprises a movement of young people, known as "Gen". The movement was introduced in Austria in 1962 and has centres in Vienna, Linz, Graz and Innsbruck, as well as the "Mariapolis" Centre in Wien-Mauer (since 1994).
Literature#S. Veronesi et al. (eds.), Die F.-B., 1993.