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Join us Wednesday nights during Lent for homemade soup and a discussion about Following Jesus: Finding our Way Home in an Age of Anxiety, a book by Henri Nouwen. This Lenten series will begin at 6 pm in Pope Hall on March 4. Free and open to all! More from our Christian Formation Director, Margie Gaudet...

It’s a Lenten tradition now here at St. Luke’s – our 7th annual “Soup and Salvation” series is just around the corner. Each Wednesday, you are warmly invited to be with us at the Healing Mass at 5:30 pm, followed around 6 pm or so by a light supper and fellowship and a walk with Jesus.

Henri Nouwen has spoken to us through his books and texts many years here at St. Luke’s, often during the season of Lent. Richard Rohr, a spiritual friend of Nouwen’s, explains why much of this beloved author’s work continues to touch deep into our hearts: “Henri’s pull on us is his very human vulnerability, that quality that requires 'rugged honesty' and transforms the pain of that honesty into healing for others.”

Nearly half a century ago, Nouwen gave a series of sold-out lectures at Harvard Divinity School that he named, "Following Jesus: Finding our Way Home in an Age of Anxiety.” How much more needed now than then is that message that Nouwen has for us, as our world continues to find new ways to disturb and disrupt our relationship with Jesus.

Join us this Lent as we enjoy delicious soup, warm fellowship, and the message of Jesus’ love that only Nouwen can deliver. As the book jacket says: “In this never before published work of inspiration, this beloved author offers a compelling case for why Christianity is still relevant, beautiful, intelligent, and necessary in the modern world.”

Come and be reminded of the call that Jesus makes to each of us daily; come and re-discover the genius of Nouwen. Share some precious time with us this Lent as we remember the power of God to transform our lives.

The book is a wonderful, easy read and available via Overdrive at the Public Library, and for sale in hardback version for $7 in the Church Bookstore. Books will be on sale on Wednesday, March 4th—our first session together—and every Sunday through Lent.


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