Join Our Summer Book Read!
Why is prayer more important than eating? What are the moral and mental obstacles that trick us into not praying? How do we move from talking “at” God to truly being with God? This summer our parish book will be the small gem “Prayer for Beginners” by philosopher Peter Kreeft.
In short and straightforward chapters, Kreeft offers a refreshingly unsentimental take on living connected to our Creator (yes, he means you.) The book is available from all the usual sources.
We will kick off our responses to the book by hosting an evening of contemplative prayer on Sunday, July 29 at 6:00 p.m. We will begin by gathering in the Children's Chapel to spend some time exploring silence, meditative readings, and icons, but a big part of this evening is minimizing mental stimulation and "instructions" so come with an open heart, soul, and mind. We will follow up the time of prayer with a brief moment to debrief and the whole event should last around an hour and 15 minutes or so. Whether you intend to read the book or not, please come! It's sure to be an edifying time regardless. Talk to Fr. Caleb for more information.
A second way of engaging Kreeft's work will happen from 7-8 p.m. on three consecutive Wednesday evenings, August 1, 8, and 15. In the style of the Watch on Maundy Thursday, we'll discuss an aspect of the book each night, followed by silent prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. You are welcome to one or all of these. Speak to Mother Beth for more information.