CATHOLIC FICTION BOOK CLUB
This month, we will be reading The Restless Flame by Louis de Wohl
Important: Our meeting will be held virtually using the video conference platform Zoom
Join us on October 26th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm for our online discussion of The Restless Flame
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In his vigorous and inimitable style, Louis de Wohl tells the story of St. Augustine's transformation from a vain, sensual youth to the brilliant, devout writer and theologian - the man who conquered himself as completely as he did the adversaries of the Church - whose literary and philosophical masterpieces were to dominate Western thought for a thousand years. He has carefully re-created the exciting historical background of the time - the turbulent atmosphere of the Roman Empire in the last days of decadence - skillfully weaving together the personalities whose lives closely affected Augustine: Monica, his saintly and heroic mother; majestic Ambrose, Bishop of Milan; and many others whom lend richness and depth to the life story of this great Doctor of the Church.
Here is a novel that glistens with the imaginative and vivid drama that epitomized St. Augustine's tumultuous life, presented with a master story-teller's characteristic flair for graphic description, sensitive portraiture and fascinating historical lore.
This is a stirring novel which deals reverently but realistically with the fascinating life and era of St. Augustine, one of the most remarkable men of all time.
For over eight years a poetry group has met at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle. We want to continue that connection as we go through these times of distancing!
If you would like to be part of an email group that writes or reads poetry, discusses creativity and points out books and arts events that may be nourishing to our souls, please consider joining SharingPoets@StPaul.
Thanks to everyone who was a part of our first "meeting"!
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Check out a few of our previous book club titles. Many of these great works are available for purchase in our store!