Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Introduction to Summer Session 2013

Summer is upon us!  As excited as many of us are to have our kids home from school, the time will soon come when we look forward to the school year starting over again this Fall.  We look forward to the hiking, the park days, vacations and nice weather many of us enjoy.  Let us not forget the importance of time dedicated to our own spiritual growth so we are refreshed and energized to fully enjoy the gift our Lord has given to us in our families.  I’d like to personally invite you to join our Summer Session of Saint Gabriel’s Group.

The group has chosen an exciting Catholic Blogger Lisa Hendey’s new book, “A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms: 52 Companions for Your Heart, Mind, Body, and Soul” as our Summer reading material.  Her book will provide the basis for our weekly discussions.  We will have the great pleasure of "meeting" with her via Skype on July 3rd at 10am.  This will give us an opportunity to gain valuable insight into the book as well as ask her general questions.  

Since the book is broken up into 52 chapters it was obviously meant to be read weekly over the course of a year.  With that in mind we'll read the book a bit differently.  There will be chapter groupings as listed on the calendar.  Please read through the chapters and journal on the "Something to Ponder" sections.  We'll discuss those at each meeting.  

There are also two other wonderful features to each chapter.  The weekly scriptures and the traditions associate with each saint.  The plan (God and baby willing) is to have further information on several of the traditions for the group to learn and discuss.  If you would like to contribute to the tradition research/presentation, please feel free!  Each week, as listed in the calendar,  we will focus on one saint from the grouping to follow along the daily scripture readings.  

I look forward to a wonderful summer and sharing what time I can before bambino gets here with all of you! 

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