Although I was not able to go, I’m glad that two Marians went to the beatification. I watched the Internet feed, and I could tell there are graces coming from this that are spreading all over the world. There are many factors, but for me one of the main ones is “relatability.” People can relate to Bl. Chiara on a variety of levels. The “proximity” in time is area I relate to . She was one grade behind me in school. The relatability creates a certain approachability. The fact of her being beatified by the Church gives credibility and also shows her capability in interceding.
That seems plenty to reflect on for a while.
Also, here’s an article from Fr. Joe Roesch, M.I.C., who attended the beatification: A Model of Mercy is Beatified