Book Club: News

Six of us met by Zoom on Wednesday to discuss ” Falling Upwards” by Richard Rohr.

Were joined by a new member for a few minutes. Unfortunately we could see her but not hear her! We look forward to her meeting with us soon.

The basic message of Falling Upward is simple: We all come to a crisis in our lives; with God’s help we can work through this crisis and come to a space of spiritual refreshment, peace and compassion that you could not have imagined before.

Rohr references many examples from the Bible of this. We grow spiritually much more by doing it wrong than by doing it right.

The falling will happen to all, but the growth in the second half of life doesn’t necessarily happen. If you welcome it then you will hear a deeper voice of God than you have heard before.

Our criticisms were: Rohr takes a long time to give this simple message; are there two distinct phases in life? and his view that many in the Church are stuck in the first phase of life.

We agreed the following programme for the autumn term:

  • September, Genesis Ch 1-3.
  • October, The Poetry of Seamus Heaney.
  • November, The Grapes of Wrath ” John Steinbech.
  • December, Wildlife Poetry.

All above should be on the 4th Wednesday of the month. I will confirm dates and venue nearer the time; I have emailed the Xaverian centre asking what their position is on opening.

We meet next by Zoom on Wednesday 22nd July at 1.30 to discuss ” Summer Poems “

Poetry and Book Club

The next meeting of the Poetry and Book club is on Wednesday 27th May at 1.30 The group will be using Zoom.

The topic is “Women Poets” Some of the members have shared their selected poems so the group can read and think about them prior to the meeting. You can read some of the selected poems here.

If you are interested and want to get involved then please get in touch with Mike using the form which you can find here.

Poetry and Book Club: News

The next meeting of the Poetry and Book club is on Wednesday 27th May at 1.30 The group will try to use Zoom.

The topic is “Women Poets” If you are interested and want to get involved then please get in touch with Mike using the form which you can find here.

Zoom is easy once you have done it so if you are a little concerned about that then may I suggest you have a practice first.