While book clubs can enrich the mind, the Spirituality Reading Club also explores the heart and the stretches the spirit. SRC challenges people to reach beyond a surface relationship with God to explore other’s ideas and commentaries on our Christian faith.
SRC members read and study one book per month to strengthen their spirituality and dialogue about the viewpoints of well-known Christian authors. In a group setting, participants will share their thoughts about a book’s topic and answer questions that tie it back to faith, a relationship with God and living in the world today. The Rev. Orrin Halepeska, parochial vicar at CtR, leads the group in discussion. He facilitates deep conversation that allows participants to express their beliefs and find answers to tough questions the books may present.
The club meets at 10 a.m. on Monday and 7 p.m. on Tuesday during the fourth week of every month. Please read the book before class each month.
To sign up, contact Margaret Carnicle, Director of Family Life, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-469-5533.
Coming in April
We will be reading "Armchair Mystic: Easing Into Contemplative Prayer" by Mark E. Thibodeaux S.J. This user-friendly book blends theory and practice, gently and concretely taking the reader through the first steps of contemplative prayer. "Armchair Mystic" begins with the necessary details of time and place to pray, then presents the maturation of the prayer life in four stages: Talking at God, Talking to God, Listening to God and Being With God. Each chapter begins with an Orientation and ends with a concluding summary. Step-by-step exercises throughout the book provide concrete examples of how to use the concepts discussed.
"Armchair Mystic" will prove invaluable to individuals and small groups who are new to contemplative prayer, or who wish to deepen their experience of it. Courtesy of Amazon.com