The following week, during his visit to Palermo, Pope Benedict XVI addressed the youth, recalling the beatification and recommending Chiara and her family as a model: “I invite you to get to know her – he said, among other things – Her life was short, but it is a wonderful message (…) Nineteen years full of life, love, and faith. Two years, the last ones, also filled with pain, but always lived in love and light, a light that shone around her and that came from within: from her heart full of God! How is this possible? How can a 17, 18 year-old girl live through suffering like that, humanly hopeless, spreading love, serenity, peace, faith? Apparently, it is a grace from God but this grace was also prepared and accompanied by human cooperation: Chiara’s own cooperation, of course, but also that of her parents and friends (…) Today I want to highlight this in a special way. Blessed Chiara Badano’s parents are alive, they were in Rome for the beatification – I myself met them in person – and they are witnesses of the fundamental fact that explains everything: their daughter was full of the light of God! And they were the ones who first turned on this light, which comes from faith and love: her mother and father sparked the flame of faith in their daughter’s soul, and they helped Chiara to always keep it burning, even in the most difficult moments of growth and especially during the great trials of suffering”.