The presence of Christ

Gerald O?Collins SJ

This is the second in a series of articles which aims to open up some of the spiritual treasures to be found in Vatican II. We continue with a consideration of the rich spirituality of Christ?s presence. Gerald O?Collins SJ is adjunct professor of Australian Catholic University.


In October 2012, Jean Vanier launched in Paris a book on the Second Vatican Council, Les signes des temps ? la lumi?re de Vatican II. As a young man, Vanier had come to know the papal nuncio to France, Archbishop Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli. After Roncalli became John XXIII in 1958, Vanier and his parents visited Rome to resume contact with their friend, now the new pope.

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