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Day 3: The Holy Spirit as part of Vatican II

Dr. Catherine Michaud began the third day of this year’s Theological Institute with a warning that it would be “heavy” — and the content lived up to the promise as she led participants through the documents of Vatican II and  the subject of her doctoral dissertation.

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The program’s title is “Understanding Vatican II,” and it continues through Sunday at the Nazareth Motherhouse. Dr. Michaud is a theologian and  a Sister of St. Joseph of Concordia.

Sister Catherine’s doctorate focused on the study of the Holy Spirit, which in  Catholic theology is called pneumatology. In today’s lectures, she outlined how the Holy Spirit was brought into the 16 documents of Vatican II and then explained what she sees as the implications of each inclusion.

She has continued to study and lecture about pneumatology in her 25-plus years as a theology professor first at Marymount College and then at St. Katherine’s University in St. Paul, Minn.

A discussion scheduled for this evening will allow participants more time to share about  how Vatican II touched their lives.

To see photos and read a short report from the first evening of this year’s Theological Institute (Thursday, July 25), CLICK HERE.

To see photos and read a report from the second day of the Institute (Friday, July 26), CLICK HERE.

More reports on the institute will be posted here as the program continues.

One thought on “Day 3: The Holy Spirit as part of Vatican II

  • Jodi Creten

    Great coverage of a very full topic! Thanks Sarah!

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