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Book club

Our book club meets in the Rectory every other Thursday, to discuss a book that every member is reading.

The books we chose to read have a catechetical purpose, help us to grow in our faith through deeper theological insights, inspiring biographies or classics who allow for a reflection on some aspect of our humanity in light of the Gospel.

The books our club has read so far are:

  • Biomedicine and Beatitude. An introduction to Catholic bioethics. by Fr. Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco, OP.
  • The Doctor’s dilemma by George Bernard Shaw.
  • The imaginary invalid by Moliere.
  • A song for Nagasaki. The story of Takashi Nagai. Scientist, convert, survivor of the Atomic bom by Paul Glynn, S.M.
  • Dear and glorious physician. A historical novel about St. Luke by Taylor Caldwell.
  • The end of the affair by Graham Greene.
  • Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
  • Quo Vadis.
  • A history of Christianity by Paul Johnson.
  • Saints Of The American Wilderness: The Brave Lives And Holy Deaths Of The Eight North American Martyrs.
  • The cross in the sand.
  • Patience with God: The Story of Zacchaeus Continuing In Us.
  • Peter and Magdalen: The Gospel Runs in Two Voices.
  • “Kristin Lavransdatter I: The Wreath” by Sigrid Undset.
  • “Kristin Lavransdatter II: The Wife” by Sigrid Undset.
  • “Kristin Lavrandsdatter III: The Cross” by Sigrid Undset.
  • “A severe mercy” by Sheldon Vanauken.
  • “Marcel Van – Autobiography”.
  • Veritatis Splendor. An encyclical of St. John Paul II on the moral teachings of the Church.
  • “The last girl” by Nadia Murad.
  • “Death with Interruptions” by José Saramago.
  • “Saint Peter Canisius Paperback” by James Brodrick.
  • “Prison Journal, Volume 2: The State Court Rejects the Appeal” by George Pell.
  • “To Be a Father with Saint Joseph”, by Fabrice Hadjadj.
  • Dante’s Divine Comedy.
  • Prison Journal, Volume 3: The High Court Frees an Innocent Man.
  • Augustine of Hippo: A Biography.
  • The Resurrection by Fabrice Hadjadj.
  • All Quiet on the Western Front.
  • Testimony of Hope : Spiritual Exercises Given to Pope John Paul II.
  • The Portal of the Mystery of Hope, by Mr. Charles Peguy.

The book club has resumed its meetings. Our next meeting will be on Thursday, March 30 at 7:30 PM.
We are currently reading The Grunt Padre. Father Vincent Robert Capodanno, Vietnam, 1966-1967 by Fr. Daniel Mode.