Spring 18 Reading Group



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Reading Group: “Catholic Universities, Justice, and Compassion”


Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045


This spring we hope to link two very different and yet very similar works for our reading group. First, a collection of essays by Los Angeles Catholic Worker, Jeff Dietrich called Broken and Shared: Food, Dignity, and the Poor on Los Angeles Skid Row. Jeff has worked with the homeless poor on Skid Row in Los Angeles for more than 45 years; he is an activist who has served more than 40 jail sentences for acts of civil disobedience. He will join us to discuss his book and his perspective from a long life of service to the poor. Jeff's essays will be tied to a reading of Shakespeare's monolithic play, King Lear, supplemented with a small book and CD called, In Possession of Shakespeare: Writing Into Nothing; discussion to be led by Theresia de Vroom, Professor of English and Director of the Marymount Institute for Faith, Culture and the Arts. The theme for the reading group will be the radical challenge to service, mission, and Catholicism presented by the most destitute of members of our society... Jesus' own lepers, prostitutes, and outcasts. How do we help? How do they redeem us?




Wednesday, February 14  |  12:00 - 2:00 pm
Gailhac Community Lounge, Marymount Center (University Hall 3002)

Wednesday, March 21  |  12:00 - 2:00 pm
Gailhac Community Lounge, Marymount Center (University Hall 3002) 


Wednesday, April 18   |  12:00 - 2:00 pm
Gailhac Community Lounge, Marymount Center (University Hall 3002)

Lunch will be served at all meetings. Reading materials will be provided ahead of time to all confirmed participants.  


Registration is required for this reading group.  Please use the form below to sign up by Friday, January 26, 2018. 

Spring Reading Group 2018