“Only God knows the good that can come about by reading one good Catholic book.”
– St. John Bosco (1815-1888 A.D.)
“Without good books and spiritual reading, it will be morally impossible to save our souls.”
– St. Alphonsus Liguori (1698-1787 A.D.)
“Reading the lives of the Saints is a great means to preserve piety.”
– St. Philip Neri (1515-1595 A.D.)
Join the club!
THIRD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH
Rectory Conference Room (street-level door entrance on Clawson Street)
Contact: Deacon Steve Tobon, (718) 987-2670
Book Club Summer Read:
“A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amour Towles.
Count Alexander Rostov has been sentenced to life in prison at his residence, the Metropole Hotel in Moscow. He has lived there for four years, since his family’s estate was taken as a result of the Russian Revolution. But instead of living in his fabulous suite, he is moved to a small room in the attic. Being used to the good life, he manages to continue living in the lifestyle to which he was accustomed. He enjoys an unusual existence amid the upheavals of the revolution. His antics have been described as the Russian likeness of Eloise at the Plaza. Many interesting characters show up at the restaurants and bars of the Metropole including Nikita Khrushchev.
The next meeting will be on September 21st at 4:00 PM in the rectory.