Book Club

bookclub

The book club meets the first Monday morning of the month, 9:30-11:00, in the Bauman Room. We read a variety of books, including fiction, biographies and memoirs, books on prayer and spirituality, all considered in the light of our faith. We invite you to join us!

Our next meeting is Monday, June 5,  at 9:30am. We are reading Mr. Blue by Myles Connolly, a novel from 1928. From amazon.com: “J. Blue is a mysterious man. Charming and carefree, he goes from rags to riches after the inheritance of an unexpected fortune, only to forgo money and power for the love of Lady Poverty. This life of service leads him to embrace fully his Christian faith—loving the unlovable, instructing the ignorant, and remembering that it is by grace that we are saved.” This month we will meet in the Parish Office Living Room.

We will take a break for summer and resume in the fall.

October book: Jesus: A Pilgrimage by James Martin, S.J. From amazon.com: “James Martin, SJ, gifted storyteller, editor at large of America magazine, popular media commentator, and New York Times bestselling author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, brings the Gospels to life in Jesus: A Pilgrimage, and invites believers and seekers alike to experience Jesus through Scripture, prayer and travel. Combining the fascinating insights of historical Jesus studies with profound spiritual insights about the Christ of faith, Father Martin recreates the world of first-century Galilee and Judea to usher you into Jesus’s life and times and show readers how Jesus speaks to us today.” 

Contact is Gabrielle Bash


What We’ve Read So Far

 

Year Month Title Author
2013 October Rediscovery Catholicism Matthew Kelly
2013 November The Holy Longing Ronald Rolheiser
2013 December The Gospel of Matthew  
2014 January With Open Hands Henri Nouwen
2014 February Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life Richard Rohr
2014 March After This Alice McDermott
2014 April Sister Wendy’s Bible Treasury: Stories and Wisdom through the Eyes of Great Painters Sister Wendy

Beckett

2014 May Seven Events That Shaped the New Testament World Warren Carter
2014 June Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life James Martin. S.J.
2014 July No meeting  
2014 August Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion Gregory Boyle
2014 September A Good Man is Hard to Find, and Other Stories Flannery O’Connor
2014 October In the Company of the Poor: Conversations with Dr. Paul Farmer and Father Gustavo Gutierrez edited by Michael Griffin and Jennie Weiss Block
2014 November Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust Immaculee Ilibagiza
2014 December The Gospel of Mark  
2015 January The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming Henri Nouwen
2015 February This Flowing Toward Me: A Story of God Arriving in Strangers Marilyn Lacey, R.S.M.
2015 March How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland’s Heroic Role From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe Thomas Cahill
2015 April Barabbas Par Lagerkvist
2015 May Things Hidden: Scripture as Spirituality Richard Rohr
2015 June Reading Jesus: A Writer’s Encounter with the Gospels Mary Gordon
2015 July-September No meeting  
2015 October The Seven Storey Mountain Thomas Merton
2015 November The Long Loneliness: An Autobiography of the Legendary Catholic Social Activist Dorothy Day
2015 December The Gospel of Luke  
2016 January Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World Henri Nouwen
2016 February Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi Amy-Jill Levine
2016 March Sacred Fire: A Vision for a Deeper Human and Christian Maturity Ronald Rolheiser
2016 April The Saint and the Sultan: The Crusades, Islam, and Francis of Assisi’s Mission of Peace Paul Moses
2016 May The Shack William P. Young
2016 June Three Days: The Search for the Boy Messiah Chris Stephen
2016 July-August No meeting  
2016 September Shared what we had been reading over the summer  
2016 October The Great Divorce C.S. Lewis
2016 November Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light: The Private Writings of the Saint of Calcutta  
2016 December The Rule of Saint Benedict  
2017 January The Way of the Heart: Connecting with God through Prayer, Wisdom, and Silence Henri Nouwen
2017 February Resisting Happiness Matthew Kelly
2017 March The Beautiful Mystery Louise Penny
2017 April The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu
2017 May Acts of the Apostles  
2017 June Mr. Blue Myles Connolly
2017 July-September No meeting  
2017 October Jesus: A Pilgrimage James Martin, S.J.

 

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