Communal Book Conversations

Two opportunities to engage in reflection and conversation this semester

Book conversations are open to students, faculty, staff, alumnae, and monastics from both campuses. Gather for dynamic and meaningful conversation in a communal forum that takes place over the course of one to two sessions.  Please consider joining us! 

"Finding Peace"

by Jean Vanier
1 Session Only
Tuesday, February 23
Location: CSB-TRC Boardroom
Time: 8:00-9:15am
(includes continental breakfast)

"Not My Turn to Die"

by Savo Heleta
2 sessions
Thursday, March 25
Tuesday, April 6
Time:  11:30 to 12:45 (both sessions)
Location:  SJU Quad 264
(includes lunch)


More information on this book is available at

Books for Finding Peace will be available for pick-up on Monday, February 8th.
Books for Not My Turn To Die will be available for pick up on Thursday, March 11.
Books are available at either bookstore.  You must be registered to receive a copy of the book.  There is a $5 non-refundable registration fee per book discussion to help cover the cost. 


Past Book Selections

Fall 2009:  Going Blind: A Memoir by Mara Faulkner, OSB.

Fall 2009: Left To Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust by Immaculée Ilibagiza

Spring 2009: What If? by Steve Robbins

Spring 2009:  The Shack by William P. Young

Fall 2008:  The Ethical Gourmet by Jay Weinstein

Summer 2008:  Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver 

Spring 2008:  Gift from the Sea by Anne Murrow Lindbergh

Fall 2007:  By The River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept by Paulo Coelho

Spring 2007:  The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Fall 2006:  The Desert Pilgrim by Mary Swander

Spring 2006The Good Life:  Genuine Christianity for the Middle Class by David Matzko McCarthy

Fall 2005:  The Rule of Benedict for Beginners: Spirituality for Daily Life by Wil Derkse

Spring 2005:   Showing Mary: How Women Can Share Prayers, Wisdom, and the Blessings of God by Renita J. Weems

Fall 2004:   When the Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction for Life's Sacred Questions by Sue Monk Kidd

Spring 2004:   Getting a Life: How to Find Your True Vocation by Renee M. La Reau

Fall 2003:  Listening Hearts: Discerning Call in Community by Suzanne G. Farnham and others.