The Salzmann Library book discussion at the end of January, about “Falling Upward” by Richard Rohr, was a success. A lively discussion was had by all.

Mark your calendars for the next book discussion on Thursday, March 14 at 6:30pm. Anybody that can make it is invited. Two books will be discussed; you only need to have looked at one of them. 

One of the books that will be featured at the next discussion is “Hope is an Open Door,” by Mary Luke Tobin, a nun who attended Vatican II, and the teachings and the doors that Vatican II opened up in her life. Her book, published in 1981, is 140 pages – perfect for a short read and then to attend the book discussion. We have two copies available here at the library.

The second book, “Remi de Roo: Chronicles of a Vatican II Bishop” by Bishop Remi de Roo, is a memoir from the last surviving English Canadian bishop who participated in Vatican II. His book offers an intimate, insightful perspective on how Remi de Roo has kept the vision of Vatican II alive. De Roo's memoir provides an exceptional firsthand perspective of the Council as well as the many joys and challenges implementing its reform of the church in the years after. This book, published in 2012, is 208 pages, an, again, not a long or difficult read.

We hope to see you on March 14th at our bimonthly Salzmann book discussion!

As always, if you have any ideas and comments for things I could change, please let me know. If you have any books that you have read or have read the books I mention, please leave a comment. We here at Salzmann also want to know what people are reading. Comments are always appreciated – anything I can do to make this better I will strive my best to accomplish.
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