Book Club

“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.)

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THIRD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH
4:00 p.m.
Rectory Conference Room (street-level door entrance on Clawson Street)
Contact:  Deacon Steve Tobon, (718) 987-2670

The next read for our monthly book club is “The Black Angels” by Maria Smilios. The book follows the story of nurses at Seaview Hospital on Staten Island from 1930 through the 50’s when tuberculosis was rampant in New York City. White nurses were quitting because of fear of catching the disease, there was a need to encourage black nurses to come from Jim Crow South. The lure of a good job in the north prompted many to move to New York City. This book follows several women in their journey to help find the cure for TB which occurred at the Seaview Sanatorium.

The meeting will take place on Thursday, January 18, 2024, at 4:00 PM in the rectory.