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Saint Ignatius Reading and Discussion Group will meet in the Church office on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
Mission Statement of the Saint Ignatius Reading and Discussion Group
This group seeks to promote the reading and thoughtful discussion of a varied selection of books and topics in order to expand our knowledge and stimulate reflection. We hope to increase our vision and see through the eyes of others through thoughtful, well prepared, civil discussions of selected books. Meetings open with a prayer/reflection in tune with the book under discussion or with timely, felt needs within the greater community be it parish, diocese, nation or world.
Upcoming Books: (meetings will occur online via Zoom as necessary)
Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie (276 pg), discussion facilitator – Dianne Scheper
Underpinning the novel is the premise of Sophocles’ 5thC BC play Antigone, an exploration of the conflict between those who affirm the individual’s human rights and those who must protect the state’s security. A contemporary retelling of the classic play, set in contemporary London. It pits love against loyalty, family versus country, and cruelly displays how hard it is for families to distance themselves from their ancestral past.
Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow (270 pg), discussion facilitator – Andrew Bell
Ragtime is set in America at the beginning of this centry. Its characters: three remarkable families whose lives become entwined with significant historical figures (Houdini, JP Morgan, Freud). Considered possibly as Doctorow’s finest work and known to be a deeply captivating portrait of America in transition.
Meetings take place on the second Tuesday of the month at the parish office. Doors open 6:30 pm, discussion 7-8:30 pm. For further group details visit the parish website.
For a list of this year’s book readings, click here.
Meetings take place on the second Tuesday of the month at the parish office. Doors open 6:30 pm, discussion 7-8:30 pm.