The twentieth century was the «Century of women», ie, a time of history when the women gave great testimonies of intellectual, social engagement and of faith. Nevertheless only some of these stories have found an adequate historicization. The presence of women in the ecumenical movement makes no exception to this general rule. The figure of Maria Vingiani, a forerunner of inter-religious meetings, still remains almost unknown. Maria arranged a small interreligious group in Venice aimed at establishing an initial contact between the Catholic world and the international milieus of Seelisberg meetings for Jewish-Christian dialogue promoted by Jules Isaac in 1947. When the Patriarch of Venice Angelo Roncalli became Pope John XXIII, Maria continued to work tirelessly in Rome, behind the scenes, in order to develop the interreligious dialogue through her movement S.A.E. During the preparation of Vatican II, bypassing the resistance of the Vatican curia, Maria achieved her goal, namely the meeting between John XXIII and Jules Isaac. This audience had a great historical significance which opened in the Church a new perspective of rapprochement between Catholics and believers of other religions. This assay, on the basis of unpublished documents, aims at reconstructing a biographical route which contributed to extend the presence of the laity in the ecumenical movement.

Sergio, M.L. (2018). Œcuménisme et dialogue : une prophétie féminine. Maria Vingiani, fondatrice du Secrétariat pour les activités œcuméniques et l’histoire cachée du concile Vatican II. In T.G. in N. Breton (a cura di), Les dialogues interreligieux. Lieux et acteurs (xvie-xxie siècle) (pp. 167-182). Rennes : Presses universitaires de Rennes – Université Rennes.

Œcuménisme et dialogue : une prophétie féminine. Maria Vingiani, fondatrice du Secrétariat pour les activités œcuméniques et l’histoire cachée du concile Vatican II

Sergio, Marialuisa Lucia
2018

Abstract

The twentieth century was the «Century of women», ie, a time of history when the women gave great testimonies of intellectual, social engagement and of faith. Nevertheless only some of these stories have found an adequate historicization. The presence of women in the ecumenical movement makes no exception to this general rule. The figure of Maria Vingiani, a forerunner of inter-religious meetings, still remains almost unknown. Maria arranged a small interreligious group in Venice aimed at establishing an initial contact between the Catholic world and the international milieus of Seelisberg meetings for Jewish-Christian dialogue promoted by Jules Isaac in 1947. When the Patriarch of Venice Angelo Roncalli became Pope John XXIII, Maria continued to work tirelessly in Rome, behind the scenes, in order to develop the interreligious dialogue through her movement S.A.E. During the preparation of Vatican II, bypassing the resistance of the Vatican curia, Maria achieved her goal, namely the meeting between John XXIII and Jules Isaac. This audience had a great historical significance which opened in the Church a new perspective of rapprochement between Catholics and believers of other religions. This assay, on the basis of unpublished documents, aims at reconstructing a biographical route which contributed to extend the presence of the laity in the ecumenical movement.
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Sergio, M.L. (2018). Œcuménisme et dialogue : une prophétie féminine. Maria Vingiani, fondatrice du Secrétariat pour les activités œcuméniques et l’histoire cachée du concile Vatican II. In T.G. in N. Breton (a cura di), Les dialogues interreligieux. Lieux et acteurs (xvie-xxie siècle) (pp. 167-182). Rennes : Presses universitaires de Rennes – Université Rennes.
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