Thursday, October 11, 2012
“A Splendid Day”
Pope Benedict used that phrase in the opening sentence of his preface to a collection of his earlier writings. The day was 50 years ago today, when the Second Vatican Council opened in Rome. Read his preface at the Vatican Radio site.
Jesuit Damian Howard wrote for ThinkingFaith about the Year of Faith. It commences on this golden anniversary of the Council. He recalls that the year is “dedicated to a renewal of the Church’s joy and enthusiasm for the encounter with her Lord.”
Wiki-image of the Council opening is in the public domain.