CELEBRATE THE 175 ANNIVERSARY OF THE APPARITION
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
On the occasion of the 175th anniversary of the apparition of Our Lady of La Salette, the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette, in collaboration with La Salette Retreat and Conference Center, launches a new Marian Book Club, focused on La Salette Spirituality.
Join us as we virtually climb the "Holy Mountain" of La Salette to discover why, after so many years, La Salette Spirituality is still relevant for today's world, and why Our Lady's message of reconciliation, echoing the Good News proclaimed by Jesus of Nazareth, continues to heal and transform people from different paths of life, cultures, and ages.
The first book will be All My People: Why She Spoke - Why She Wept at la Salette, by Father Marcel Schlewer, m.s.
The host of the program will be Fr. Jack Nuelle, Associate Director of the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette. He will present the content of the book on January 16, 2021, at 10:00 am, in an online Zoom event. After his presentation, participants will have two weeks to read the book; then they will reconvene together for 4 more Zoom sessions for further discussion, and Q&A. Fr. Jack will be the host for all of the 4 sessions.
The dates are as follow:
SATURDAY, JAN. 16, 2021 ----- 10:00 am-11:00 am ----- Presentation of the Book
SATURDAY, JAN. 30, 2021 ----- 10:00 am-11:00 am ----- First Session of Discussion and Q&A
SATURDAY, FEB. 06, 2021 ----- 10:00 am-11:00 am ----- Second Session of Discussion and Q&A
SATURDAY, FEB. 20, 2021 ----- 10:00 am-11:00 am ----- Third Session of Discussion and Q&A
SATURDAY, FEB. 27, 2021 ----- 10:00 am-11:00 am ----- Third Session of Discussion and Q&A
Please, notice that each session of this series is conceived as a stand-alone unit on its own so that you can choose whether to participate in all of the sessions of this series or only in those you are interested in.
THE PROGRAM IS FREE OF CHARGE
ABOUT FR. JACK, m.s.
Fr. Jack Nuelle, m.s. is currently the Associate Director of the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette. Previously, he spent many years in Madagascar, worked in formation, and served in the General Administration of the Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette in Rome. Before coming to Attleboro, Fr. Jack lived in Washington DC where he served as Executive Director of the United States Catholic Mission Association (USCMA), and in St. Louis, where he was the Superior of the La Salette Community. Fr. Jack has extensively traveled in the USA and around the world as speaker, retreat facilitator, and workshops leader.
Presentation of the Book:
ALL MY PEOPLE
Why She Spoke - Why She Wept at La Salette
Written by Fr. Marcel Schlewer, M.S.
All My People: Why She Spoke -
Why She Wept at La Salette
by Fr. Marcel Schlewer, M.S.
Translated by Fr. James P. O'Relly, M.S.
"A gem on La Salette Spirituality that beautifully blends together Scriptures, the message of Our Lady of La Salette to the two young Shepherds, and the Second Vatican Council.
If you want to know how deeply biblical is La Salette Spirituality and why both the Church and the World need it, this book is definitely for you"
Fr. Flavio Gillio, M.S.
Fr. Schlewer invites us to reflect anew on the message of La Salette in the light of the Scriptures and, in particular, of the admonition of Deuteronomy: "Choose life, then!" (Deut. 30:19). These essays are presented to us in language that is strong, courageous, and at times even daring.
This book testifies to a basic conviction: "Beloved, you (are) aliens and sojourners"(1 Peter 2:11a). The human condition is that of a pilgrim, with no lasting place here on earth, always a stranger, yet impelled to move, to go forward, aspiring to "a better homeland, a heavenly one" (Hebrews 11:16).
It takes a hard look at a paradox: Christians willingly preach to others about the love of neighbor, while at the same time tolerating inhuman and unjust social structures in which it is impossible to live as brothers and sisters.
True, the building of a more fraternal world is not identical with the definitive realization of the Kingdom of God. Nevertheless, we would betray the demands of the Gospel if we spoke to people about eternal salvation while failing to do everything we can to give their lives on this earth a more human countenance. ...
To place our footsteps in those of Christ and to follow him is the only possible response. 'So be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and handed himself over for us' (Ephesians 5:1-2a). Such was the intensely loving exhortation of St. Paul to the first Christians. That is the challenge that is now proposed to us in this memorable book. May we savor and appreciate the opportunity to live it out!
Fr. Isidro Augusto Perin, M.S., Superior General (1994-2006)
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