Vatican II exhibit on display in Archabbey Library
Wednesday, January 9- Tuesday, December 31
Location: Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library
The Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library, St.
Meinrad, IN, is hosting an exhibit titled "The Second Vatican
Council: Looking Back After Fifty Years." More than 2,300
Roman Catholic bishops from all over the world gathered for the
Second Vatican Council, and the exhibit focuses particularly on
those from Indianapolis, Louisville and Evansville.
The Council was held from 1962 to 1965 and
brought together various ideas that had been brewing for more than
100 years. The liturgical movement was promoted by Pope Pius X
(†1914) in his call for early and frequent Communion and for the
return to Gregorian chant. Modern printing made available the
writings of the early and medieval Church. Pope Leo XIII (†1903)
called for a commitment to social justice that grew during the
early 20th century.
The exhibit contains documents,
photographs, artifacts (chalices, liturgical garments, bishops'
Vatican passports, etc.), newspaper and magazine articles, and
books and journals. Some of the items are from regional
bishops who participated in the Council.
The exhibit was created by Fr. Harry
Hagan, OSB, a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, and will be on
display throughout 2013.
According to Fr. Harry, "Unlike Councils
before, which focused on doctrinal or disciplinary issues, this
Council focused on the life of the Church, and it defined the
Church as 'the People of God' and its mission as 'the universal
call of holiness.'"
The exhibit is free and open to the
public. For library hours, call (812) 357-6401 or (800) 987-7311,
or visit the Archabbey Library's website: www.saintmeinrad.edu/library/hours/
Those wishing to view the exhibit may want
to arrive at least 30 minutes before closing time.