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Sep 13

Living the Call: An Introduction to the Lay Vocation

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A book reception featuring authors

MICHAEL NOVAK ~ AND ~ WILLIAM E. SIMON, JR.

Since 1965 the number of Catholic priests in the United States has fallen by some 30,000. Over that same period, more than 30,000 laypeople have come into the employ of parishes and other Church institutions. In the history of the Catholic Church, laypeople have never been asked to do so much. In Living the Call, William E. Simon, Jr. and Michael Novak examine this great shift. They recount the personal stories of nine faithful laypeople now serving the Church in new and diverse ways. They also offer practical examples and reflections on a number of themes, including entering into the presence of God and learning different forms of prayer, reading that refreshes the mind and deepens the soul, and the graces of the sacraments and how being a spouse contributes to holiness. Simon and Novak’s insight is that more and more who work in the Church feel the need to shape their lives in a new way, matched to their different needs and adjusted to the new base of knowledge about the world with which they begin.

~ Complimentary copies of Living the Call will be available to be signed by the authors ~

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Hosted By

Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D. Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D.

Founder, Chairman of the Asian Studies Center, and Chung Ju-yung Fellow Read More