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Book Discussion Group
July 29 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The St James’ Institute presents: Book Discussion Group
Thursdays, 27 May, 24 June, 29 July, 26 August, 23 September| 7:30pm-9:00pm | Online
Led by Carolyn Lawes and meeting online.
Dorothy Day was a pacifist, activist, journalist, and community builder. She devoted her life to serving Christ by serving the poor. Her book The Reckless Way of Love: Notes on Following Jesus offers hard-earned wisdom and practical advice gained through decades of seeking to know Jesus and to follow his example and teachings in her own life. The edition of the book we will be using received a Gold Medal at the 2018 Illumination Awards.
Our book for discussion this year, The Reckless Way of Love, focuses on the personal dimension of Day’s life. Where did she receive strength to stay true to her God-given calling despite her own doubts and inadequacies and the demands of an activist life? What was the unquenchable wellspring of her deep faith and her love for humanity?
“Saints are not like the rest of us, but the Dorothy Day in these pages is. Her reflections leave one wondering whether what made her so fascinating was that she took the simple teaching of her faith at face value and to heart.” – Library Journal
Copies available for $10 from the Parish Bookshop (online and Church office).
How to Register
Email registrations(at)sjks.org.au or Click Here to Register.