Women’s Book Club

Each month a group of women from the parish gather to discuss a book about the Catholic faith. Selections range from conversion stories to the lives of the Saints, deeper theological texts, and modern subjects relevant to women’s lives.

Meetings are currently virtual and take place on the first Thursday of the month at 7:00pm.

 

Upcoming Reads

August

Strange Gods: Unmasking the Idols in Everyday Life by Elizabeth Scalia

“In Strange Gods, Scalia’s debut book, she presents readers with a surprising look at the ways in which modern people still commit the sin of idolatry in their everyday lives. While literal golden calves no longer dot the landscape, Scalia describes how legitimate loves become obsessively twisted into idols. She unmasks idolatry in a number of everyday experiences and points to the incarnation of Christ and authentic worship of him as a way out of idolatry and into peace, happiness, and love.” (From Amazon)
Discuss on Thursday, September 2 at 7:00pm 

September

I believe in Love: A Personal Retreat Based on the Teaching of St. Therese of Lisieux by Fr. Jean C.J. d’Elbee
“A personal retreat based on St. Therese of Lisieux. A wondrous distillation of the teachings of St. Therese of Lisieux on God’s love and on confidence in Him; on humility, peace, and charity; on the Cross; and on abandonment to Providence. Learn to rest in God amid troubles, living joyfully with Him always.” (from Goodreads)
Discuss on Thursday, October 7 at 7:00pm in the Museum Room

October

The Philosophy of Tolkien: The Worldview Behind the Lord of the Rings by Peter Kreeft
“Kreeft takes the reader on a voyage of discovery into the philosophical bones of Middle earth. He organizes the philosophical themes in The Lord of the Rings into 50 categories, accompanied by over 1,000 references to the text of Lord.Since many of the great questions of philosophy are included in the 50-theme outline, this book can also be read as an engaging introduction to philosophy.” (from Goodreads) Highly recommended by one of our book club members, a book she has given out to many friends. You do NOT have to have read The Lord of the Rings to read and understand this.
Discuss on Thursday, November 11 at 7:00pm in the Museum Room

November

Theology of Home II: The Spiritual Art of Homemaking by Carrie Gress & Noelle Mering
“Though there has been a resurgence in the domestic arts and a desire to live a simpler lifestyle, the role of a homemaker is still unpopular. Viewed as an unfulfilling and even oppressive way of life, many women feel a sense of shame or futility in managing the world of their home. Theology of Home II: The Spiritual Art of Homemaking turns this misguided notion on its head, shining new light on the role of a homemaker as it relates the deepest truths of the Faith with an honest and fearless understanding of the modern world…Whether single, married, or a working or stay-at-home mother, discover how to bring beauty, order, and vibrancy to the people and place you love most: Home.” (from Goodreads) Make sure you get second Theology of Home book, copyright 2020.
Discuss on Thursday, December 2 at 7:00pm in the Museum Room

December

The Reed of God by Caryll Houselander
“First published in 1944 and now a spiritual classic for Catholics across the globe, The Reed of God contains meditations on the humanity of Mary, Mother of God. British Catholic writer and artist Caryll Houselander lovingly explores Mary’s intimately human side, depicting Our Lady as a musical instrument who makes divine love known to the world…The essays and poems in The Reed of God also reflect on the mysteries of Mary’s life and her impact on salvation history. In the book’s four parts, Houselander explores key events of Mary’s life, including her fiat, finding Jesus in the Temple, and the Assumption, as well as the themes of fruitful emptiness and the eternal search for union with God.” (from Goodreads)
Discuss on Thursday, January 6 at 7:00pm in the Museum Room

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If you are interested in joining, please email [email protected] or join our Flocknote (mailing list).