VISIT OF BISHOP REMI DE ROO:
On the weekend of August 24/25 the Church of the Incarnation is privileged to have the Most Rev. Remi J. De Roo, S.T.D., Bishop-Emeritus of the Diocese of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Bishop Remi retired at age 75 thirteen years ago after thirty-seven years as the Bishop of Victoria. He was the youngest bishop in the world when he was ordained bishop at the age of 38 in 1962. He celebrates 50 years as a bishop in December 2012.
Bishop Remi is one of the few remaining bishops still alive who attended all four sessions of the Second Vatican Council. Bishop Remi is also a noted author and international lecturer.
Bishop Remi’s lecture on the “Second Vatican Council” will take place in the Worship Center beginning at 8:00 p.m. following a pot-luck supper in the Parish Hall which begins at the conclusion of the Saturday 5:30 p.m. Mass.
For those who will not be able to attend the evening lecture, there will be coffee with Bishop Remi between the 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Liturgies.
All are invited to attend.
Remi De Roo’s Chronicles of Vatican II
Soon to be Published by Novalis
Fifty years ago, amidst the excitement and wonder of the early days of Vatican II, a young parish priest, Remi De Roo, is ordained as the Bishop of Victoria. Swiftly called to Rome, the young bishop participates in the enthralling and dramatic proceedings of one of the Catholic Churchʼs most memorable moments in history. Inspired by the passionate call to renew and reform Godʼs Church, he dedicates his life and ministry to the Councilʼs vision.
A rare memoir of the only surviving Canadian English-speaking bishop who participated in Vatican II, this book offers an intimate, insightful perspective on how Bishop Remi De Roo kept the vision of Vatican II alive.
Bishop Remi’s memoir provides an exceptional first hand perspective of the Council as well as the many joys and challenges of implementing its reform of the Church in the years after. Moreover, Bishop De Roo invites us to share in his colourful life as he reflects back on the many chapters of his life from the highs to the lows and the excitement of his priestly and episcopal years of service.
Bishop Remi De Roo served as the Bishop of the Diocese of Victoria, B.C. from 1962 until his retirement in 1999. As a participant in the Second Vatican Council from its beginning, Bishop De Roo continues to promote the Councilʼs message today.
LINKS RELATED TO VATICAN II:
Great video from Father Robert Barron explaining some of the history behind Vatican II:
Vatican link to Documents from Vatican II: