Unity or uniformity? Lessons of Freedom from the Spirituality of Chiara Lubich

“Paradise ‘49” is the name given to a period of special illumination Chiara Lubich experienced during the summer of 1949 and in the immediate years after that. This experience has become the vibrant heritage of the Focolare Movement that she founded, and it continues to inspire many people today. A discussion between Bishop Brendan Leahy and Judith Povilus about the lessons we can learn from Paradise ‘49 for building unity today.