Library Hawk Squawk: Integrated Life Event Thursday 2/20, Art Show Next Week

Tomorrow, Thursday, February 20, 12:30 – 1:15 pm. Living an Integrated Life: Christian Nonviolence, the Contemplative Life and Sustainable Living. Featuring presenters Suzanne and Brayton Shanley, Co-Founders of the Agape Community in Central MA, a lay Catholic Community co-founded in 1982 with the an emphasis on prayer, evangelical simplicity and sustainability, and nonviolent love.  Co-sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Sophia Center. Light refreshments served. [Request email reminder]

Next week on Tuesday, February 25, 3:30-5:00, we will have our 11th art showing and talk since 2009, featuring art professor Robert Simons’ luminous, numinous new work in an exhibit titled “Blind Stork and Toy Mouse Series: Recent work by Robert Simons.” These huge, colorful, emotion-filled pieces will lift your spirits and stir your imagination. Robert’s art talks are always fascinating and informative, and of course, there will be light refreshments.  [Request Email Reminder]

St. Gabriel's, 1968

St. Gabriel’s, 1968

Finally, here is a wonderful photo in celebration of Black History Month, shared by Sr. Carol Sellman. The following text is adapted from the SNJM newsletter.

St. Gabriel’s School in Washington, D.C., founded by SNJM, began admitting black Catholic students in the 1950s. By the mid-1960s, African-Americans made up a majority of the school’s population. Following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968, the violent response to his death came within blocks of the school. Sisters were told to stay in their convent for safety, but rushed to meet the needs of the community around the school. They made food baskets, served sandwiches to the Army troops brought in to restore order, and ran the food center depot that opened in the parish to provide ongoing support.

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