Why the name?

"Holy Conversation" does sound like an exceptionally pious name, even for a parish blog. And we can't guarantee that everything here will meet the high standard the name implies. But the phrase comes from the story of our patron saint, and we think it fits. Here's why.

St. Scholastica was a sixth-century abbess who, according to the Dialogues of Pope Gregory I, used to meet once a year with her brother, St. Benedict. On the last occasion they were together, they spent their time "satisfying each other's hunger for holy conversation about the spiritual life."

We hope that this blog can become a place where the members of our parish can find a taste of the companionship and conversation that Scholastica and Benedict enjoyed so much. Welcome!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A Feast at the Table of the Word

 Thanks to the lively group of parish members and guests who participated in our five week Spring Bible Study on “The Eucharist in Scripture”!  There was little room to spare in Marsico Library in the Ministry Center when all the members of the group gathered.  We read passages from the Scriptures on “great moments in Biblical eating,” including prophecies of God’s people feasting with the Lord, the remarkable table hospitality of Jesus, the Last Supper, meals that the disciples shared with the Risen Lord, and the development of our eucharist from these meals.  We shared prayer and lively discussion, and enjoyed each other’s company and (especially at the last session) some food as well!  Look for our next Bible study in the fall.

Enjoying each other's company (and some Easter treats) at our last session.

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