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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 bomb” 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” by Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • “A history of Christianity” by Paul Johnson
  • “Saints Of The American Wilderness: The Brave Lives And Holy Deaths Of The Eight North American Martyrs” by John O’Brien
  • “The cross in the sand. The Early Church in Florida: 1513 -1870” by Michael Gannon
  • “Patience with God: The Story of Zacchaeus Continuing In Us” by Thomas Halik
  • “Peter and Magdalen: The Gospel Runs in Two Voices” by Damiano Marzotto
  • “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” by Marcel Van
  • “The Lord of the World” by Robert Hugh Benson
  • 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 1: The Cardinal makes his appeal” by George Cardinal Pell
  • “Prison Journal, Volume 2: The State Court Rejects the Appeal” by George Cardinal Pell
  • “Prison Journal, Volume 3: The High Court Frees an Innocent Man” by George Cardinal Pell
  • “To Be a Father with Saint Joseph” by Fabrice Hadjadj
  • “Divine Comedy” by Dante
  • “Augustine of Hippo: A Biography”
  • “The Resurrection” by Fabrice Hadjadj
  • “All Quiet on the Western Front” by Erich Maria Remarque
  • “Testimony of Hope : Spiritual Exercises Given to Pope John Paul II” by Francis Xavier Nguyen Cardinal Van Thuan
  • “The Portal of the Mystery of Hope”  by Charles Peguy
  • “The Grunt Padre” by Fr. Daniel Mode
  • “Little brother: An odyssey to Europe” by Ibrahima Balde
  • “The Third Man” by Graham Greene
  • “The Genesis of Gender: A Christian Theory” by Abigail Favale
  • “My Days with Benedict XVI” by Msgr. Alfred Xuereb
  • “Who Believes Is Not Alone: My Life Beside Benedict XVI” by Archbishop Georg Ganswein

Our book club is currently reading “A postcard from the volcano”.
Our next meeting will be on Thursday, May 30 at 7:30 PM