Book Discussion Group
Focusing on Catholic Spirituality and Practices, this group meets to discuss chosen titles every other month, meeting on the third Saturday from September through May.
Book Discussion Group: The Simple Faith of Mr. Rogers
Saturday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m.
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood with an inside look on Mr. Rogers' spiritual legacy. It shows us a man who, to paraphrase the words of St. Francis of Assisi, "preached the gospel at all times; when necessary he used words." Tom Brokaw of NBC Nightly News once said of the American icon Fred Rogers, "Mister Rogers was an ordained minister, but he never talked about God on his program. He didn't need to." Eight years before his death, Fred Rogers met author, educator, and speaker Amy Hollingsworth. What started as a television interview turned into a wonderful friendship spanning dozens of letters detailing the driving force behind this gentle man of extraordinary influence. Educator? Philosopher? Psychologist? Minister? Here is an intimate portrait of the real Mister Rogers. Sign up below or at the Adult Formation Table in the Commons.