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Book Club

The St. Olaf Book Club meets monthly at the parish, in the Fleming Foyer.

The books cover a variety of topics, and all are invited!

If you would like assistance/suggestions as to where to obtain the books, contact Book Club coordinator Jeanne Krumpelmann at 612-722-4084 or kile0016@umn.edu.

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FultonSheenThe next meeting will be held on Sunday, January 28 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

“Treasure in Clay — The Autobiography of Fulton J. Sheen”  (1895-1979)

Called the “Great Communicator” by Billy Graham and “a prophet of the times” by Pope Pius XII, Fulton J. Sheen was one of the most prominent Catholic leaders in 20th century American history and the voice of American Catholicism for nearly 50 years. His signature television program “Life Is Worth Living” drew an average of 30 million viewers a week in the 1950s with his uplifting message of faith, hope and love.

In his own words, we learn of his childhood, his years in seminary, his academic career, his pastoral work, and his media stardom during which he became a most beloved spiritual figure. In this autobiography, completed shortly before his death in 1979, we will find a fascinating glimpse of the Catholic world Sheen inhabited and draw inspiration from his recollections. His cause for canonization is currently under consideration.