Women’s Literary and Travel Club of Seattle with Rick Ganz as the Speaker
October 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
This Talk will take place as we will have just entered the 30th Week in Ordinary Time. Another way of perceiving what these “time” markers are is to recognize what the Catholic Liturgical Calendar describes a “journey” that we all take each year, along which journey we meet holy people (on the feast days of Saints), we meet Jesus, and those around Him in His public life, in the midst of the most profound moments that are the divine and human foundation of our beautiful Faith.
Yet, the Liturgical Year is not really for travelers on a “journey” as it is for pilgrims who set out in faith towards a holy destination, not really knowing what will become of them each year when meeting again the Saints and our Lord Jesus in the midst of His own pilgrimage, which we call His public life.
Just as the thousands of years-old pilgrimage routes in Europe always pass through the same landscape and towns (the unchanging route is an essential point), so the Liturgical Year always follows the same “route.”
What is not the same each year is us! Because last year changed us, and some of us profoundly (some of us entering into eternal life!), so we should experience this year’s pilgrimage differently, with deeper insight.
Taking a cue from the name of this distinguished, and very long functioning, “Literary and Travel” club, Rick will invite the group into a literate account of a pilgrimage. Its author is a father and husband, a troubled but searching Catholic from Spokane, WA, a winner of both a Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. His name is Timothy Egan, and his book is Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith.