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Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley

Vatican II: Recalling Our Past, Looking To Our Future

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council

 
Vatican II: Recalling Our Past, Looking To Our Future
October 11, 2012 marked the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council.

In celebration of this significant anniversary, the theological faculties of the Department of Religious Studies at Santa Clara University, the Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology, and the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University present: Vatican II: Recalling Our Past, Looking to Our Future.

 

Events planned for the next two years will provide opportunities to learn more about this important Council and celebrate the significance of its work for the life of the Church today.

 

Events planned for the next three years will provide opportunities to learn more about this important Council, and to celebrate the significance of its work for the life of the Church today.

Public Lectures Series

The academic year 2013-2014 brings with it a fresh lecture series to celebrate Vatican II. First semester featured John Baldovin, S.J., speaking on Vatican II and the Renewal of Liturgy and Thomas Cattoi and Marianne Farina exploring Vatican II and Interreligious Dialogue. The second semester opened with a panel presentation which explored how the Council was received in various parts of the world, and several exciting events are still to come.

  • Vatican II and the Renewal of Religious Life on March 19 at 7:00pm in the Gesù Chapel at JST presented by Sandra Schneiders, I.H.M.
  • Vatican II and Its Ensuing Dilemmas for American Catholics Today on April 23 at 7:00 pm in the Gesù Chapel at JST presented by Prof. Jerome Baggett.

In the academic year 2012-2013, the commemoration began with a year-long series of public lectures by invited speakers from across the United States. Fr. Joseph Komonchak, Ph.D., delivered the keynote, Interpreting Vatican II. Mary Ann Donovan, S.C., Ph.D. and Arthur Holder, Ph.D. explored Ecumenism. T. Howland Sanks, S.J., Ph.D. discussed Collegiality and Synodal Governance. Each lecture invited listeners to consider the implications of Vatican II for the Church today.

JST Vatican II Speakers Bureau

Speaker Request SurveyWe also invite you to explore the meaning of Vatican II in your parish, school or community. The JST Vatican II Speakers Bureau will provide your community with an informative and stimulating speaker. Members of the JST Speakers Bureau are knowledgeable and experienced in a variety of the issues addressed by the council. In order to coordinate a speaker, time and date for your lecture, please complete the Speaker Request Survey

More information about commemoration events, the Public Lecture Series, and the Speakers Bureau can be found here on the site. The site also provides helpful resources related to the Council as well as the official conciliar documents.

We encourage you to post a link to our website on your parish or school website so that members of your community can easily locate information about commemoration events, the Public Lecture Series, and Vatican II.

 
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