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Mondays, March 15, 2021 – April 26, 2021 – VIRTUAL SPRING BOOK CLUB SERIES
April 12 @ 7:00pm - 8:30pm
An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until April 26, 2021
We are pleased to announce that we are offering this book club series virtually. Please register below. You will receive details in an email once you register about how to participate via the video conferencing service, Zoom.
4 Week Series on Monday Evenings
(7:00pm – 8:30pm)
Led by Karen Florance
For the Spring 2021 book club the invitation is to read My Life with the Saints by James Martin, S.J.
Why should we reflect on the lives of saints? How can the lives of the saints make a difference in my day to day life?
2020 was a year like no other. Fear, desolation, dissent, cruel injustice, courage, kindness, and love are just a few words that can describe last year. Looking at the lives of saints similar words can describe their lives and it was their faith and dependence on God that carried them through. On December 8th, 2020 Pope Francis proclaimed the Year of Saint Joseph. A special time for the faithful to grow closer to Saint Joseph through prayer and works of love. For our book discussion we will read and faith share on My Life With The Saints by James Martin, SJ. A book that is not just a book about saints, but is James Martin’s story of how his life has been shaped by some surprising friends—the saints of the Catholic Church. In his story, James Martin introduces us to saints throughout history—from Joan of Arc, St. Joseph, St. Peter, Dorothy Day to St. Francis of Assisi to Mother Teresa—and recalls his lifelong friendships with them. In a very personal way he teaches us how to grow closer to the saints.
Our meeting will be every two weeks beginning on March 15th, March 29th, April 12th, and April 26th
Session 1 – March 15th – Saint in the Sock Drawer – The True Self (pgs. 1 – 72)
Session 2 – March 29th – Ad Majoreum Dei Gloriam – Vicar of Christ (pgs. 73 – 208)
Session 3 – April 12th – Living in Her World – Hidden Lives (pgs. 209–312)
Session 4 – April 26th – Who Trusts in God – Holy in a Different Way (pgs. 313-391)