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Faculty reading groups are one of CCIH’s Catholic Classic Projects.  The purpose of this project is to give Loyolans an opportunity to read and discuss important texts reflective of the Catholic literary heritage.  From antiquity to the 21st century, human beings have put into writing their adventures of exploring meaning in a world embraced by God.  These innumerable texts are not just a Catholic heritage, but a human heritage—one that CCIH invites all Loyola faculty to discover and enjoy.

Upcoming Faculty Reading Groups

Spring 2014
John L'Heureux: The Shrine of Altamira
"Mesmerizing...a powerful and affecting story about love's most anguished and disturbing permutations." --Timothy Hunter, Cleveland Plain Dealer.

First Meeting:

Faculty Reading Group A: Monday, February 10, 10:00am-11:30am
Faculty REading Group B: Tuesday, February 11, 1:00pm-2:30pm

Second Meeting:

Faculty Reading Group A: Monday, February 24, 10:00am-11:30am
Faculty REading Group B: Tuesday, February 25, 1:00pm-2:30pm

Please, sign-up by January 27 by e-mailing catheritage@luc.eud or calling 773 508 3820
Text, refreshments, and meeting space will be provided by CCIH.

Past Faculty Reading Groups

Fall 2013
Tony Ardizzone: In the Garden of Papa Santuzzu

Spring 2013
Edwin O'Connor: The Edge of Sadness

Fall 2012
Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen): Babette's Feast, Sorrow-Acre and The Deluge at Norderney

Spring 2012
Graham Greene: The Power and The Glory & Monsignor Quixote Fall 2011Flannery O'Connor: The Complete StoriesBrad Gooch: Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor Spring 2011Catholic Poets from XIX to XXI CenturyFrancis Thompson, Oscar Wilde, Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J., Gbriela Mistral, Antonnio Machado, Jessica Powers, John O'Donohue, Denise Levertov, and Mary Karr Fall 2010William T. Cavanaugh: The Myth of Religious Violence Summer 2010Georges Bernanos: The Diary of a Country Priest

Spring 2010
Thomas Berry: The Great Work: Our Way Into the Future

Fall 2009
Mary Gordon: Pearl

Summer 2009
Muriel Spark: Momento Mori

Spring 2009
Eugene O’Neill:  Desire Under the Elms, Mourning Becomes Electra, and Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Fall 2008
David Lodge: Souls and Bodies

Summer 2008
Shusako Endo: Silence Spring 2008G.K. Chesterton: The Blue CrossJ.F. Powers: Death of a FavoriteMuriel Spark: The Black MadonnaGerard Manley Hopkins: God’s Grandeur, Pied Beauty, Spring and Fall, Carrion Comfort

Fall 2007
Shusaku Endo: MothersDenise Levertov: Mass for The Day of St. Thomas DidymusMary Gordon: The DeaconMary Karr: Poem series Descending Theology

Summer 2007
François Mauriac:  Vipers' Tangle

Spring 2007
Andre Dubus:  A Father's StoryFlannery O'Connor:  The Lame Shall Enter FirstAnnie Dillard:  An Expedition to the PoleWalker Percy:  excerpts from Lost in the Cosmos



The Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage
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