Book Discussion Group

with Fr. Don Siple, OSM, Rector of The Grotto

All times 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

The Grotto Auditorium (located one floor below the Chapel of Mary)

Saturday, March 14

The Seven Sorrows of Mary: A Meditative Guide

By Joel Giallanza, CSC

IThe Seven Sorrows of Mary, Brother Joel Giallanza, CSC, offers a contemporary spirituality of this traditional devotion, highlighting seven moments of suffering in Mary’s life, from Jesus’ infancy to his death on Golgotha. Giallanza demonstrates how, through her strength in these moments, she is a model for us when our lives are consumed with grief. In this practical and devotional approach, he teaches how Our Lady of Sorrows is also a guide for us in our own struggles, however difficult, as we aim to be closer to her Son.

Saturday, April 18

Friendship Like No Other: Experiencing God’s Amazing Embrace

By William A. Berry, SJ

A Friendship Like No Other offers three well-supported and practical sections: prayerful exercises to help lead you to the conviction that God wants your friendship; a close look at objections to this idea; and reflections on experiencing the presence of God and discerning those experiences. Brief, personal meditations are woven throughout. Grounded in biblical tradition and with a clear focus on Ignatian spirituality, this book offers a fresh, heart-changing approach to living joyfully in the freedom of the divine embrace.

Saturday, May 16

Living the Mass: How One Hour a Week Can Change Your Life 

By Dominic Grassi and Joe Paprocki

Ideal for the countless Catholics who attend Mass simply out of habit, for the many who haven’t been to Mass in a while, or for anyone seeking to join the Catholic Church, Living the Mass compellingly demonstrates how the one hour spent at Mass on Sunday can truly transform the other 167 hours of the week.