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
Coming in November
We will read "The Dialogue of St Catherine of Siena." The Dialogue takes the form of a conversation between God and St. Catherine of Siena covering four subjects. The treatise on divine providence explains the connection between love and suffering, emphasizing that God wants only our love and the service we give to our neighbors. The treatise on discretion introduces the metaphor of the Bridge from earth to heaven. The treatise on prayer gives instructions for the progress from vocal to mental prayer, and describes the higher degrees of prayer. The treatise on obedience covers the necessity and rewards of obedience. Catherine of Siena was a third order Dominican in fourteenth-century Tuscany. As a young adult, she devoted herself to prayer, fasting, and mortifications. After this period of solitude, with its accompanying ecstatic visions, she went out into the world to care for the sick and the poor. Catherine also worked to bring peace and unity among Christians. She was canonized by Pope Pius II and declared a Doctor of the Church by Pope Paul VI.
The session begins at 10 a.m. on Nov. 24.
All are welcome to the group.
Please the whole book before class.
Please register at the start of each month, so you don’t miss out on the thought-provoking discussion and fruitful relationships.