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"A weekly day of rest is like Cherry Garcia ice cream and hugs: we can survive without them, but we can't really live. I once asked an auditorium full of grade-school children sitting on bleachers about a weekly day of rest. "What do you think about everyone stopping one day a week? No chores. No homework. No parents going off to work. No shopping. No errands. Does this sound like a good idea?" They stared, smiling at me like I was asking if it was okay to add another Christmas to the year, or if any of them would mind being able to fly."

In the last year, I have lost track of time. I don’t remember what day it is, what I am supposed to be doing, but most importantly, when I am supposed to be at work and when I am supposed to be at home since they are now the same place. After seeing Matthew Sleeth speak a few years ago, I bought this book, made a good effort at keeping a Sabbath, and found myself much happier. A year into COVID, I have forgotten my day off and desperately want to get it back. Maybe some of you need this book as much as I do.
~ Fr. Benjamin Thomas

Six Mondays at noon, via Zoom, beginning February 22, to read this book together. 

For March 1 please read chapters 3 & 4.

Click here to join the Zoom Lenten Book Study at Noon on Monday

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