Daily Archives: March 8, 2013
Saturday, 23 March 2013 The Clare Inn, Newmarket on Fergus Co Clare.
Opening the Windows Reliving Vatican II
Confrence Brochure Opening the Windows 23 March 2013
The Diocese of Killaloe has organised this one day gathering, ‘Opening the Windows’, to give us an opportunity to reflect on how the Second Vatican Council can help us live as Christians today. Vatican II which has been described as the most important event in the life of our Church in modern times, began its work fifty years ago. Pope John XXIII called the Council because he wanted “to throw open the windows of the Church so that we can see out and the people can see in.”. To help us relive and rediscover the richness of this great event Pope Benedict XVI has declared 2013 a Year of Faith.
During our Conference we reflected on four important topics discussed by the Council:
- The Word of God;
- Prayer and liturgy;
- Being part of the Church;
- Church and society.
The approach wwas practical with the focus on the daily experience of living as a Christian in today’s world. The day provided an occasion to reflect on the beauty of our faith, to share and to encourage each other .
To hear Bishop Kieran O Reilly’s presentation at the conference please click here
To hear Liam Lawton’s paper delivered at the conference please click here
To read Dermot Ryan’s paper delivered at the conference please click here Dermot Ryan Believing and Belonging
To view images of the day see