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Celebrating Aggiornamento: Commemorating The 50th Anniversary Of Vatican II

Los Angeles, Jan. 29, 2015 - From 1962 to 1965, Pope John XXIII convened the historic Second Vatican Council, which he characterized as an updating of the church to keep it relevant in the modern world.

For the past three years, the Religious Studies Department at Mount Saint Mary's University, in partnership with Loyola Marymount University, has commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Council with a series of discussions and special events called "Vatican II @ 50." 

On Feb. 14, 2015, we will host our final joint event in this series: Aggiornamento: Celebrating Sacrosanctum Concilium in Los Angeles. The celebration of the diversity of worship will take place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Mount Saint Mary's historic Doheny Campus in downtown Los Angeles.

What is a Sacrosanctum Concilium? It was a call from the Second Vatican Council for reformation and promotion of the liturgy. What does this mean for the Feb. 14 event? It means all communities are invited to share ways in which they have creatively incorporated sacred elements through storytelling, music, art, dance and prayer.

This event is open to all and will showcase the rich and diverse traditions of worship used by different cultures and ethnicities within the Church in Los Angeles. Space is limited, so registration is required. A free lunch will be provided for all who attend.

To register for this lively, joyful family event, visit Mount Saint Mary's Religious Studies Department online:

Mount Saint Mary's Doheny Campus is located at 10 Chester Place near downtown Los Angeles. Directions to our Doheny Campus are provided online:

About Mount Saint Mary's University
Mount Saint Mary's is the only women's university in Los Angeles. Since 1925, we've helped students discover what it takes to be unstoppable. We offer year-round, flexible, and online programs for undergraduate and graduate students. The Mount experience extends beyond the classroom, too - empowering students to build leadership skills and develop a passion for service. Each day, our alums are using their knowledge and skills to better themselves, their communities and the world. So can you:

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