Date & Time 
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 7:00pm
Event Location 
Soda Activity Center, Saint Mary's College of California, 1928 St. Mary's Rd., Moraga
Event Description 

The Great(est) Conversation(s) continue with a unique opportunity as Massimo Faggioli, historian and published author on the council will engage two eyewitness, Bishop Remi de Roo of Victoria British Colombia and Bishop John Cummins of Oakland, in discussion.

Free and open to the public

Sponsored by: The Office of the Provost, Cummins Institute, History and Theology and Religious Studies departments.

More about our guests:  

Most Rev. Remi J. De Roo, S.T.D., bishop-emeritus of the diocese Bishop Remi de Rooof Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.  Bishop De Roo is one of the last surviving bishops of Vatican II who attended all four sessions of the Second Vatican Council between 1962 and 1964.  Bishop De Roo retired thirteen years ago at age 75 after thirty-seven years as the Bishop of Victoria. He was the youngest bishop in the world when he was ordained at the age of 38 in 1962. 


Bishop John Cummins Bishop John Cummins was ordained to the priesthood on January 24, 1953 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco. His first assignment was as associate pastor at Mission Dolores Basilica in San Francisco. In 1962, Father Cummins was named the first chancellor of the newly created Diocese of Oakland and in 1963 Monsignor Cummins accompanied Bishop Floyd Begin as his pertius at the first session of the council.  He is founding member and namesake of the Cummins Institute of Saint Mary's College of California 


Dr. Massimo FaggioliMassimo Faggioli worked in the John XXIII Foundation for Religious Studies in Bologna, Italy, between 1996 and 2008 and received his Ph.D. from the University of Turin in 2002. In 2012 Professor Faggioli published two books on the council, Vatican II: The Battle of Meaning and True Reform: Liturgy and Ecclesiology in Sacrosanctum Concilium. . He is now working on a book about the history of church government after Vatican II.

Event Contact 

For more information contact Sally Jamsion at or (925) 631-4406

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