Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Vatican II Collection

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Abstract: The Fulton J. Sheen Collection consists of his philosophy notes taken while a student at the University of Louvain, several published booklets, press clippings, and many published and non-published material and personal notes related to his work for the Commission on Missions at the Second Vatican Council.

Collection Size (number of document cases and boxes):

1.5 linear feet; 3 boxes

Collection Description (Ex., administrative notes, diary, printed matter):

The series consists of documents from the Commission on Missions, the Vatican II commission that developed the decree 'Ad Gentes,' (known by the working title "De Activitate Missionali Ecclesiae" throughout the council). The materials consist mostly of unpublished documents that reflect the development of this decree. There are many personal and handwritten notes made by Bishop Sheen that reflect his thoughts and observations on this decree and his contribution to its development.