BOOK CLUB

DATE OF NEXT MEETING:

Thursday 28 June 2018 at 7.30 pm in the church hall. – New Members are made very welcome and we will chat about this next book. (Tea/Coffee & Snacks)

The next book we have for you to read is:

GAUDETE ET EXSULTATE

On the Call to Holiness in Today’s World

by Pope Francis

‘Holiness is a gift that is offered to everyone, no one is excluded; it constitutes the distinctive character of every Christian’

Pope Francis wants the whole Church to promote anew the desire for holiness – in a practical way, for our own time. He appeals in detail to the Beatitudes of Matthew and Luke. Here lies the path to our happiness, or, indeed our holiness, by living out the demands and joys of the Gospel. More deeply yet, the Holy Father identifies those harmful ideologies which today strike at the heart of the Gospel, where faith is divorced from deeds, where mercy is lost. Our striving for holiness must be grounded in prayer and discernment so that our lives are transformed in the light of mercy and grace.