Extravagant Tenderness in the Ignatian Year

Apr 22, 2022 | Events, Ignatian Year, Jesuits, Spiritual Life

Perhaps you’ve heard the word that there’s an upcoming talk in the spirit of the Ignatian Year by Fr. Gregory Boyle, SJ.

Fr. Greg (aka Fr. G) is a bestselling author and Jesuit priest. Based in Los Angeles (the other L-A), he is the founder of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world. We’re thrilled that Fr. Greg will be here in Portland at Cheverus on the evening of May 24th at 7 pm. The event is free to the public, with reservations required. He’ll be speaking to themes found in his third and latest book, The Whole Language: The Power of Extravagant Tenderness. You can find an enthusiastic review in America Magazine at this link: https://www.americamagazine.org/arts-culture/2022/01/20/boyle-whole-language-review-242204.

We’re planning a Community Read of The Whole Language, with a discussion over coffee on the morning of June 4th at the Parish Hall on Ocean Avenue. Our friends at Letterpress Books, located in Northgate Plaza, have copies of The Whole Language stocked, and will gladly order more if needed. You can order by phone at 207-747-4232 or stop in. It is always so appreciated when we choose to shop local!

We hope you’ll join us to hear Fr. Greg and to share some time together reflecting on his talk and the book over coffee, tea and a snack. There’s a lot to unpack and relate to our own lives in beautiful ways. Please let us know if you’re able to participate by calling or emailing so we can be sure we have enough goodies.

To reserve your seat at Fr. Greg’s talk at Cheverus at 7 pm on May 24th, go to: https://bit.ly/RSVPMay24GregBoyleSJ

Have you read either of Fr. Greg’s other books, Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion or Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship?  There’s a theme about what’s powerful, isn’t there?

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