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In The Spirit of Vatican II

To educate students and the Louisville community on the profound teachings that came out of the Second Vatican Council, Bellarmine is celebrating the council’s 50th anniversary with a three-year program, “In the Spirit of Vatican II.”

Vatican II was a three-year assembly called by Pope John XXIII, beginning in October 1962, that transformed the way the Church operates, with documents that charted new directions in areas such as education and ecumenism. Most noticeably for more than one billion Catholics worldwide, Vatican II allowed Mass to be celebrated in languages other than Latin.

Bellarmine’s celebration is a three-year conversation about the impact of Vatican II, featuring scholars who will explore the various documents and teachings produced by the council. The program will culminate with a symposium in Fall 2015 that will explore the meaning of those teachings today, asking the question: “After the Council: Where to?”

For more information, contact Angela Rone via email or at 502.272.8100. 

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