Ever wanted to learn more about the origin, accomplishments, and effects of the Second Vatican Council on Catholic life? Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Sister Marlita Henseler and Sister Mary Ann Spanjers gathered with the St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Community, Newton, WI, for a series of 3 talks celebrating 50 years after Vatican II. Patrick Carey, Marquette University Professor, Milwaukee, WI, answered many a question in interactive lectures during Monday nights in September.
- Why was there a council in the 1960’s?
- What did it accomplish?
- How was it implemented in the U.S. during the revolutionary cultural changes of the 1960’s?
- Did it open new windows for Catholics or produce a religious revolution that is still going on in the Catholic Church?
Sister Mary Ann and Sister Marlita promise to comment on what this continuing formation experience meant for them. Watch for reflections below. We invite you to add your thoughts and the Sisters will respond to your comments to keep alive a conversation on this topic.