Reflection Morning at Lawson

“Where to after Vatican II?”
  • 20 March 2021
    9:30AM - 12:30PM

presented by
Trish Madigan OP

The Catholic Church as we know it today has largely been shaped by the Council of Trent (1545–1563) and the Second Vatican Council. Taking a historical approach, what can we learn from the Councils of Trent and Vatican II in terms of participation (or non-participation) by Catholic laity? What can these Councils teach us as we prepare for the Plenary Council 2020?

Sr. Trish Madigan op is a member of the Dominican Sisters, the Director of
CIMER, the Dominican Centre for Interfaith, Ministry, Education and Research ( which focuses especially on women’s role and participation in the religious faith traditions and women’s contributions to building societies of peace, justice and care of creation. She has been
involved for many years in ecumenical and interfaith ministry in the Catholic Church in Sydney.

Her recent publications include a book chapter “Women During and After Vatican II” in Catholicism Opening to the World and
Other Confessions: Vatican II and its Impact (2018).


Santa Maria Hall, 253 Great Western Hwy, Lawson, New South Wales, 2783, Australia


Reflection mornings are held in Lawson (in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney); The venue is 400m east of Lawson Railway Station, next to the car park of Our Lady of the Nativity Catholic Church. To gain access to the car park please exit the Great Western Highway onto Somers Road immediately before the church.

For railway travellers to Lawson:

Go east on the Great Western Highway. Turn right at Orient St., left into Mary St. Walk to the end. (10 min. walk)