This collection of writings about Mary, the Mother of Jesus, by Chiara Lubich, the founder of the Focolare, not only reflects how this movement developed but also recounts the growth of teaching and devotion regarding Mary for more than half a century. From the beginning of the Movement in the 1940s, Chiara appreciated "the desolate Mary" as a model for Christian life. In the post Vatican II period her enthusiasm emerges for Mary as "the model of the laity" and "the lay person par excellence." She also discovers Mary as the "Model of the Gospel Revolution," plus "Mary, Sign of Protest," and Mary in Ecumenical and Interreligious dialogue. Chiara is a fascinating woman whose varied writings are well worth reading.