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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


BecomingWhoYouAreThe next meeting will be held on
Sunday, June 25 from 2:30 – 3:30 pm

“Becoming Who You Are – Insights on the True Self from Thomas Merton and Other Saints”
by Father James Martin, SJ

“For me to be a saint means to be myself” wrote the Trappist monk Thomas Merton. In this meditation on Merton’s description of the “true self”, James Martin helps readers understand who they truly are and discover their vocations in life. Based on the teachings of Jesus that suggest we must “lose ourselves” in order to “find ourselves”, Martin uses insights from the lives of the saints and contemporary masters (particularly Thomas Merton and Henri Nouwen), to show how the quest to know oneself is, ultimately, the quest to know God.