MeetingsLocation: Solarium (unless noted)
Time: 7 pm
Contact: Sharon Waters
February meeting: Feb. 26 in Solarium to discuss "The Shack," by Wm. Paul Young.
"The Shack": Mackenzie Allen Phillips's youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in this midst of his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change his life forever.
March: NO meeting
April meeting: April. 23 in Solarium to discuss "Everybody Needs to Forgive Somebody" by Allen Hunt
"Everybody Needs to Forgive Somebody": Book description from Amazon: Forgiveness will unleash a power in your life that is underrated and often ignored. It is underrated mainly because it is underused. We fail to capture the power of forgiveness because we are afraid of it, because we have grown comfortable in our familiar wounds, or because we are sinfully stubborn. But the power is there waiting for us. This little book, and the eleven real life stories in it, will help you capture that power. Because everybody needs to forgive somebody.
May meeting: May 21 in Joseph Room (Note: NEW location) to discuss "Everyday Divine: A Catholic Guide to Active Spirituality," by Mary DeTurris Poust
At the May meeting, we will have a potluck of snacks. Feel free to bring your favorite snack (cookies, brownies, chips...or a healthy alternative like fruit) to share with the group, or just snack on what others bring.
Description from Amazon.com:
Many people today are looking for opportunities to bring the spiritual into their everyday lives in non-traditional ways. Their days are so busy they can't imagine how they can fit in time to kneel or sit in prayer on a regular basis. As a result, they fly from one activity to the next at breakneck speed, always looking forward to some nonexistent time in the future when things will slow down long enough to allow them to breathe, center themselves, and pray.
"Everyday Divine: A Catholic Guide to Active Spirituality" helps busy readers explore different ways to achieve a place of stillness and peace while remaining very much in the world. In fact, the day-to-day activities of life become the pathway to prayer — even the prayer itself. Drawing on Catholic tradition, from ancient monastics to modern-day saints and sages, Everyday Divine looks at how we can adapt these ancient practices for modern times, quoting holy men and women on various methods and offering practical instructions and suggestions to help people put them into practice.