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Judith and Charles Reynard are frequently seen on the lecture circuit and are occasionally available for readings.  Look through the calendar for openings and use the contact button to inquire about educational opportunities or any other interest you may have.
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Spa for the Spirit

10th YEAR!

 All women 18 + and older from the parish, family, friends and visitors from other parishes are invited!

Refresh your spirit and connect with yourself and God!

Topic: "The Art of Pausing" (click graphic for details)
Saturday, February 27, 2016
9am - noon
St. Alphonsus Dining Hall and Gym

Facilitator: Judith Valente
Author and National Public Radio reporter

​Tickets on sale until February 19, 2016 - 
EXTENDED – Call The rectory to RSVP
$12.00 per person

FULL, hot breakfast buffet will be available.
Make checks payable to St. Alphonsus Liguori or call 
(847) 255-7452
February 8​
11:30 a.m.
Assn of Women in Communications
Lunch Address
Sangamon Club: "The Art of Pausing"
227 W. Adams Springfield IL
Reservations Required
Contact: Molly Hall

April 4
10 a.m.
Valente-Blihar Families Distinguished Poet Series
"A Conversation with Poet Edward Hirsch"
St. Peter's University
2641 Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City NJ

Reading by Edward Hirsch
Free, No reservations required
Contact: Sharon Morrisey smorrissey@stpeters.edu

April 5
7 p.m.
Caldwell Public Library
268 Bloomfield Avenue
Public Presentation: "Why Poetry Matters -- Especially Now"
Free, No Reservations Required
Contact Ethan: 973-226-2837

April 7
St. Scholastica Monastery
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Special Presentation for Community Chapter Day
For members of the monastic community only

June 23 & June 25
7 p.m. Fri to noon Sun
"The Art of Pausing" Retreat
St. Mary Monastery
2200 88th Avenue West
Rock Island, IL
Reservations Required
Contact: Sister Bobbie Bussan
309 912 2218 or retreats@smmsisters.org

July 14-17
Oblate Institute 
Mount St. Scholastica Monastery 
801 S. 8th Street
Atchison, KS

July 21-23
American Benedictine Academy Conference
Our Lady of the Grove Monastery
Beech Grove, IN