"The primary goal of this book is to tell the story of Vatican II by allowing those who witnessed the Council up close to tell their stories - not only about life in Rome from 1962 to '65, but their subsequent life journeys, all of which were unavoidably influenced by this watershed event in the history of the Catholic Church...
Working on this project took me down a spiritual path I never expected. I have tried to organize and write this book in a way that invites the Spirit to move around in it, in a manner that feels true to the spirit of Vatican II - in other words, with lots of participation. The Spirit does, indeed, move in mysterious ways, and clearly chose Vatican II as a vehicle. But this story isn't over by a long shot. Unfinished Pentecost indeed."
-from the Introduction