From 1965 to the present day: in harmony with the feelings of Church and society
The announcement of the Second Vatican Council caused great expectations in the Province of St Nicholas of
Tolentino, as it did within the Order of Augustinian Recollects, the Catholic Church, and even throughout the
The Council tried to renovate and rejuvenate the Church, and help it to adapt to the huge changes which were taking place. It was an opening up, an attitude of dialogue, with a new type of language, facing problems of the present, the past and the future with greater comprehension. For the first time in an Ecumenical Council the Prior General and eight Bishops belonging to the Order of the Augustinian Recollects took part.