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Mondays, April 9, 2018 through April 30, 2018 – Spiritual Book Club Series (4 Weeks)

April 16, 2018 @ 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until April 30, 2018

(7:00pm – 8:30pm)
Led by Karen Florance

Join us as we read and faith share Falling Upward: Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr. In Falling Upward, Father Richard Rohr–the founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation–offers a new paradigm for understanding one of the most profound of life’s mysteries: how our failings can be the foundation for our ongoing spiritual growth. Drawing on the wisdom from time-honored myths, heroic poems, great thinkers, and religious texts, the author explores the two halves of life to show that those who have fallen, failed, or “gone down” are the only ones who understand “up.” Rohr takes the reader on a journey to understand how the heartbreaks and disappointments of life are stepping stones to the spiritual joys that the second half of life has in store. Our evenings will include chapter review, faith sharing on reflection questions, as well as time for private prayer.  Please purchase the book on your own prior to the first evening.  We recommend purchasing the book through Amazon Smile which donates a portion of the purchase price back to Loyola.  

Session 1 – April 9th – The Invitation to a Further Journey – The Hero and Heroine’s Journey (pgs vii – 24)

Session 2 – April 16th – The First Half of Life – Stumbling over the Stumbling Stone (pgs. 25 – 72)

Session 3 – April 23rd – Necessary Suffering – A Second Simplicity (pgs. 73 – 115)

Session 4 – April 30th – A Bright Sadness – Coda (pgs. 117 – 167)

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    Suggested Offering for 4-week Series: $80 (deposit will be applied towards the Suggested Offering the balance of which can be paid at Loyola either weekly at $20 per session or in full)
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April 16, 2018
7:00pm - 8:30pm
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