Tag: Pat Keegan

  • Universal brotherhood and solidarity: Cardijn & JPII

    Universal brotherhood and solidarity: Cardijn & JPII

    It’s a hundred years this month since the birth on 18 May 1920 of Karol Wojtyla, now better known as St John Paul II. Remarkably, the Polish pontiff was the fifth and last 20th century pope known personally by Cardijn

  • Identifying Council participants

    Identifying Council participants

    Marguerite Fievez and Jacques Meert report that there were 22 former national YCW chaplains among the 2500 odd bishops of Vatican II.

  • The role of Marie-Louise Monnet

    The role of Marie-Louise Monnet

    Speaking of Pat Keegan, we should also mention Marie-Louise Monnet, who founded the JIC – the Jeunesse Indépendente Chrétienne Féminine (Young Christian Business Women) in France in 1931. This happened after she had participated in a pilgrimage to Lourdes where was inspired by the example of the YCW and decided to do something similar for…

  • Pat Keegan – not such a bland speech to Vatican II

    Pat Keegan – not such a bland speech to Vatican II

    Pat was the first lay person to address V2, and I think he was the first lay person in history to address an ecumenical council of the Church.