Activists, Mystics, and Martyrs: Holy People of the 20th Century
Beginning on Tuesday July 10 and continuing through Tuesday August 14th, Pastor Alan and Carol Amadio will coordinate 6 discussions focusing on the lives of several people living within the 20th Century who have lived extraordinary whole and holy lives, lives of passion, perseverance and commitment. The sessions will begin at 1:30 following Pastor Alan’s class on the scripture readings for the following Sunday. Sessions will end at 2:45.
Everyone is welcome to join us for either or both of these opportunities to learn more about the Bible and the lives of some remarkable men and women of faith. While there are no "homework" assignments, we have obtained several used copies of A Passion For Life: Fragments of the Face of God by Joan Chittister. The book will provide a starting point for our lively discussions. Participants are welcome and encouraged to share any materials on the biographies of the persons being discussed. A contribution of $5.00 would be appreciated to help cover the costs of books and other materials. As usual, it is not necessary to attend all of the sessions, since we have designed the course to meet the needs of people who are traveling or have other time conflicts. Please let us know if you have any questions. Carol can be reached at 920-535-0745. Books are now available from the parish office.
July 10- Mahatma Ghandi and Mother Mary Jones -advocates of social change.
July 17- Thomas Merton and Charles de Foucald- people of prayer.
July 24-Martin Luther King, Jr., and Frank Jagerstatter- martyrs?
July 31- Dorothy Day and Pope John, XXIII- saints or troublemakers?
August 7- Pedro Arrupe and Simone Weil- mystics?
August 14- Oscar Romero, the university martyrs, and Edith Stein- lives ended abruptly.