During Lent, our parish will be offering a four-week book discussion on Shusaku Endo’s classic novel, “Silence,” about 17th-century Jesuit martyrs in Japan. Join us as we delve into questions of faith, mission, betrayal, forgiveness, political coercion, and the seemingly impenetrable silence of God in the face of human suffering. The recipient of the 1966 Tanizaki Prize (one of Japanese literature’s highest awards), it has been called “Endo’s supreme achievement” and “one of the twentieth century’s finest novels.” The book has recently been made into a major motion picture (Scorsese), which we hope to screen for the parish later this spring.
For your convenience, our book discussions will be offered on two different days, at different times:
Kelly Dunn will host a group Mondays (March 6, 13, 20 and 27) at 1:00 PM in the First-Floor Conference Room at the Parish Center.
Christina Valenzuela will host a group Wednesdays (March 8, 15, 22, 29) at 7:00 PM in the downstairs Youth Lounge at the Parish Center.