The next book of the month is going to be Gratitude and Grit: The Life of Blessed Solanus Casey, which is a beautiful and inspirational little summary of one of the great Saints in the history of the United States of America.  Growing up in a big Irish Immigrant family who were farmers in Wisconsin along the Mississippi River, Bernard Casey showed his toughness but also his compassion, faithfulness, and love through a life as a Franciscan simplex priest that brought so many people dramatically to Christ.  He started as a simple porter or door man, but he ended up being a type of celebrity and known miracle worker, even though his entire approach was simply dedicated prayer, time, listening, and humility for those he encountered day after day.  Learn about the source of thousands of miracle reports and the man who cooperated with God’s plan in this rather short but beautiful book about his life.   As in recent months, you will need to purchase this book yourself if you would like to read it (please contact Fr. Ben if you don’t have the means to purchase it online), but even if you don’t get a chance to read through his story, Fr. Ben will give a presentation on Blessed Solanus Casey and this book on Wednesday, November 8th in our Church Social Hall from 7:30-8:30 pm!  Please consider attending this meeting (there is no commitment or book club; this is always just an open invitation to everyone every two months) and let’s pray for each other moving forward.


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