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The Spirituality of Vatican II

  • Internationally celebrated spirituality expert
  • Recipient of Pope John Paul II’s Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice honor
12 Lectures (5 CDs) Including Electronic Study Guide
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Discover how the spirituality of Vatican II can ignite your faith today.

50 years ago, over 2000 bishops, theologians, and lay participants from 116 countries gathered in Rome. This assembly of minds, “quite possibly the biggest meeting in the history of the world” (O’Malley, What Happened at Vatican II), was the twenty-first worldwide council of the Church, the Second Vatican Council. Led by Popes John XXIII and Paul VI, what emerged was an intense examination of the voice and promptings of the Holy Spirit.

Vatican II radically shaped the spirituality and doctrine of the Catholic Church in the 20th and 21st centuries, and its documents are as relevant today as ever. Indeed, Pope Benedict XVI declared 2012–2013 as the “Year of Faith” to mark the anniversary of Vatican II. This year, he said, will provide a “new impetus to the mission of the whole Church to lead men… to the place of life, of friendship with Christ.”

Now, in The Spirituality of Vatican II, you will discover how the 16 Council documents can shape your faith and relationship with Christ today. Presented by spirituality expert Fr. Anthony Ciorra, Ph.D., this audio program captures the energy of the Council by examining the spirituality behind the Council documents.

When Vatican II opened on October 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII prayed for a new Pentecost for the renewal of the Church that would bring hope to the world. Both timely and timeless, this course penetrates the heart of the Council, providing a model of personal growth that will help you encounter the issues and concerns faced by Church in the twenty-first century.

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Topic Titles
Topic Titles
  • Pope John XXIII and the Calling of the Second Vatican Council
  • The Spirituality of the Second Vatican Council
  • Rediscovering the Holy Spirit
  • The Universal Call to Holiness
  • Liturgical Spirituality
  • The Eucharist
  • The Bible
  • Images of God
  • Images of the Church
  • The Church in the Modern World: A Spirituality of Secularity
  • A Spirituality for Interreligious Dialogue
  • Conclusion: Opening Doors and Windows to the Twenty-First Century
About Your Presenter

Fr. Anthony Ciorra, Ph.D., is a leading expert on Christian spirituality. In recognition of his ministry in the Church, Pope John Paul II awarded him the pontifical honor Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice in 1999. In 2000, he was awarded the Caritas Centennial Award for his work in lay ministry and the Spirit of RENEW Award for his work in interreligious dialogue and ecumenism. His publications include Everyday Mysticism (Crossroad, 1995), Beauty: A Path to God (Paulist Press, 2013), and Moral Formation in the Parish (Alba House, 1998).

Fr. Ciorra holds graduate degrees in psychology, spirituality, and pastoral theology. He earned his Ph.D. in Historical Theology from Fordham University. Currently, he is Assistant Vice President for Mission and Catholic Identity at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. Prior to assuming this post, Fr. Ciorra occupied a number of leadership positions in higher education and beyond, including: dean of the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education at Fordham University; director of the Center for Theological and Spiritual Development at the College of St. Elizabeth; and director of the ...

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2018 Spring Survey
Anything done by Fr. Ciorra is excellent! Also Transforming Trauma, but only the portions done by Dr. James Finley which gave tremendous insight into the stages and levels of the healing process Review by Theresa Walker, Eden, NY (Posted on 4/9/2018)
Summer Survey: July 2017
It helped me to understand the spiritual thrust of Vatican II and thus held before me a vision for the Church Review by Douglas Jones Cleveland Qld Australia (Posted on 7/15/2017)
I enjoyed the insight
I enjoyed the insight and in-depth understanding of how the Holy Spirit worked throughout the time of the council. Even though sometimes things did not go as planned, inspired by the Spirit, things went the way they were supposed to. Review by Lydia (Posted on 4/28/2016)
Great review of the major documents of Vatican II in light of their call to spiritual growth Review by Louis Erste, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (Posted on 4/13/2015)
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Fr. Ciorra hit a home run with these talks on Vatican II. I thoroughly enjoyed his presentation. He presented an excellent background on Vatican II, why it happened, and what the various Constitutions and documents mean for us both personally and as the Church as we move into this next century. He inspired me to begin reading the documents on my own and to dig deeper into what they really mean for us today. Fr. Ciorra is an engaging speaker, and I enjoyed every minute of his conferences. I plan on revisiting them soon. Highly recommended, you won’t be disappointed. Review by Chuck (Posted on 6/22/2012)
Fall Survey: October 2016
"Spirituality" took a different look at the Council than simply an history. it went behind the scene to the heart of the matter. Review by Harold King, Hastings, Nebraska, USA. (Posted on 10/14/2016)
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