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Book club: Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith, Anne Lamott

Facilitated by:Fr Mark Andrews, S.J.

Tuesday, September 25 & October 23, Noon
LSC, Piper Hall 210

Wednesday, September 26 & October 24, Noon
WTC, Corboy Law Center 727

In Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith, Anne Lamott traces a life path that moves from a childhood of economic privilege and deep loneliness, to the degradation of multiple addictions, to an embrace by the God who pursues her in unexpected ways, despite her fierce resistance. As very much a "work-in-progress," she offers insights that are both humble and wise, laced throughout with a mordant, self-deprecating humor. Fr. Mark Andrews, who will be convening this discussion group, describes her writing as a cross between Kathleen Norris and Quentin Tarantino. Our hope will be to discover what light her experience might shed on our own, perhaps less-vivid, lives. 

Bring your lunch, dessert and beverages will be provided. 

To register and receive a free copy of the book please contact Laura Bartosik at

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