Thursday, June 04, 2015

Calendar of Saints: Pope John XXIII (2)

Twice a week I post a quote from a saint from the Episcopal Calendar of Saints that week. They are to be meditative and mindful, playful and thought inducing. I hope they are helpful in your spiritual journeys.

John XXIII (Angelo Guiseppe Roncalli)
Bishop of Rome, 1963
June 4

Far from being a mere "stop gap" Pope, to great excitement John called an ecumenical council fewer than ninety years after the Vatican Council. From the Second Vatican Council came changes that reshaped the face of Catholicism: a comprehensively revised liturgy, a stronger emphasis on ecumenism, and a new approach to the world. Pacem in terris and his Journal of a Soul remain important documents on the spiritual life of the church and of individuals.


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