January 10—February 7
Tuesday Mornings, 9:00-10:30 AM at Sacred Heart
Tuesday Evenings, 6:30-8:00 PM at Holy Martyrs
Explore Catholic themes as you read Catholic Writers. As part of your winter reading, consider joining us as we explore the themes of Catholic writers. John Collins will guide the parish through writings from Flannery O’Connor and Walker Percy as he introduces Catholic literature.
O’Connor was an American writer and essayist. An important voice in American literature, she wrote two novels and thirty-two short stories. Her writing reflected her Roman Catholic faith and frequently examined questions of morality and ethics. Join us as we read her short stories from Everything That Rises Must Converge.
Walker Percy was an Am erican author from Covington, Louisiana, whose interests included philosophy. Percy is known for his philosophical novels set in and around New Orleans, Louisiana. Join us as we read together his first novel, The Moviegoer, which one the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction. He devoted his literary life to the exploration of "the dislocation of man in the modern age." His work displays a combination of existential questioning, Southern sensibility, and deep Catholic faith.
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS
DOWNLOAD THE COMPLETE WORKS OF FLANNERY O'CONNOR AS A PDF
Please read these stories before class from Flannery O’Conner
Everything That Rises Must Converge.
REVISED DUE TO THE SNOW STORM
January 31 - “Revelation”
Please read these stories before class from Walker Percy –
Febdruary 7- Part 1, Chapters 1-7
Part 2, Chapters 1-12
Part 3, Chapters 1-7
February 14 - Part 4, Chapters 1-4
Part 5, Chapters 1-2
Mr. John Collins is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. He has a BA and an MA in English, and he taught high school English for 41 years. He also taught five Russians literature courses and one course on James Joyce at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at University of Southern Maine.