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ERIC Number: EJ1131298
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1942-2539
"A World Set Apart": Seminary Life before Vatican II, a Study in Cultural Anthropology
Pring, Richard
International Studies in Catholic Education, v6 n2 p201-208 2014
The following account reflects the life of the "Venerabile Collegio Inglese" (the Venerable English College) in Rome through the eyes of a seminarian aged 17 when he arrived at the College on 6 October 1955. During the three years he was a student at the Venerabile, he kept a daily diary. It is upon this, and upon the very detailed letters sent home, that the present article draws. The contrast with seminary life today is sharp; indeed, I doubt whether those training for the priesthood today would recognise such an account. Following the Second Vatican Council in the 1960s nothing short of a revolution took place. The present author did not experience that and therefore can only comment briefly throughout on the signs of such a revolution as they have been told by others who came after.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Italy (Rome)
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