Day 5: The Dear Pope Francis book club!

Dear Pope Francis,

Apologies for the late post today. Was a busy Saturday of running errands and enjoying the second day of summer. Even managed to work in a nap and some reading.

Speaking of reading, I’d like to start a book club. There are some books I’ve read that I’d like to re-read, and others that I want to read for the first time. It’s always good to have someone to talk to about a good book, so I thought you and I could be our own book club.

Don’t worry. You won’t have to speed read to make a tight deadline and there won’t be any pop quizzes. We’ll spend a lot of time on each book. In fact, you might want to use the book as part of your daily lectio divina, if that resonates with you. I like to change it up a bit myself and branch out from Scripture occasionally.

The first book is probably the best grounding in the New Cosmology that you could get. It’s The Universe Story by Thomas Berry and Brian Swimme. Much of what I wrote about in this post came from that book. It’s one of my favorites and I’m happy to give it another read. It’s widely available, and that link will take you to an Amazon page where you can purchase it. (Note that it’s an affiliate link, and I’ll get a little bit of money if you buy it through there. Will help keep us in vigil candles and incense around here for awhile.)

Anyway, that’s all for today. I look forward to discussing The Universe Story with you.

Your friend,


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