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Cardijn and Congar at Vatican II

Gigacz, Stefan Robert (2017) Cardijn and Congar at Vatican II. Interface Theology, 3 (1). pp. 31-67. ISSN 978-1-925679-19-9

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Abstract

This article traces the nearly 40 year relationship between French Dominican theologian, Yves Congar, and Joseph Cardijn, founder of the Jeunesse Ouvrière Chrétienne (JOC) or Young Christian Workers (YCW) movement. As a young monk stationed at the Dominican convent, Le Saulchoir, then located at Kain not far from Tournai in Belgium and Lille in France, Congar preached retreats for JOC leaders during the 1930s. Out of this experience, he began to develop a theology of the laity that he published in a series of significant articles and books after World War II.
This work was interrupted during the 1950s when Congar's writings fell under suspicion from the Vatican Holy Office, leading to his "exile" from Le Saulchoir in Strasbourg and the United Kingdom. The two men renewed their collaboration during the Second Vatican Council with a weekend together at a Swiss retreat house which they spent drafting five conciliar interventions for Cardijn, who was now a cardiinal - three of which he delivered during the fourth and final session of the Council.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Joseph Cardijn,Yves Congar,Vatican II,Second Vatican Council,Young Christian Worrkers, YCW,Jeunesse Ouvrière Chrétienne, JOC
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220499 Religion and Religious Studies not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: C - Church History
College/Association with University of Divinity: YTU: Yarra Theological Union
Depositing User: Dr Stefan Gigacz
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2020 05:36
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2020 22:32
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3878

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