|Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, holds up a book containing |
the documents of the Second Vatican Council. He gave a talk about
the council at St. Mary's Church Oct. 16.
Nathan Rumohr / The B.C. Catholic.
"In the whole history of the Church there have been only 21 ecumenical councils, and in the last nearly 500 years only three: The Council of Trent, Vatican I, and Vatican II," Archbishop Miller said. "You can see this was a special grace for our day."Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.
The archbishop's lecture, that focused on the history of Vatican II and four of its documents, was hosted by the Mysteria Lucis Chapter of the Order of Preachers, a group for laity.
Archbishop Miller said the world was shocked by the announcement of the council by Blessed Pope John XXIII in 1959.
He added the Pope's desire for another council was an inspiration. "'The idea came to me like a flash of heavenly light,'" the archbishop said, quoting the "Good Pope."