I missed the July meeting due to making an airport pickup: family visits! In August, though, we had a relaxed outdoor picnic, based on a French wine and cheese theme. We took the opportunity to discuss some changes we might want to make, and I wrote down suggestions for more fiction, possible scripts, and some specifics from C. S. Lewis and Dorothy Day. Another suggestion was that we decide on our books three months ahead instead of two, thus allowing more time for members to order books or wait for library copies to become available.
Because some members’ book orders had arrived late, we agreed to push the Ways of Imperfection through to October.
Our September meeting was held at Father Lawrence’s Glebe House, and we had the pleasure of the company of Father Tom, just before he left for his assisted-living facility. Members had still had difficulty getting the reading done in Tugwell’s Ways of Imperfection, and I’m wondering if next year we might do better not having assigned reading during the summer months. We can talk about that in the future.
We decided to plan our reading a little into the future, and these were the works we chose:
October, finish Ways of Imperfection
November, Edge of Sadness by Edwin O’Connor
December, one of the Dorothy Sayers radio plays on the life of Christ
January, Left to Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza
February, as usual, a play for our anniversary party
March, some of G.K. Chesterton’s Father Brown stories, title to be decided.
One of the things we enjoyed talking about is that there are so many good books out there just waiting to be read! We have lots of interesting reading and fellowship to look forward to! After all, this is only our fifth year.
By the way, our OCTOBER meeting time is changed because of a conflict with the Thanksgiving feast. We will meet on Saturday, October 12, at 7:30, at Father Lawrence’s house. See you then!