Thursday, April 20, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 AM
“Leisure is an attitude of mind and a condition of the soul that fosters a capacity to perceive the reality of the world. With a series of religious, and historical examples, (Josef) Pieper shows that the Greeks understood and valued leisure, as did the medieval Europeans. He points out that religion can be born only in leisure – a leisure that allows time for the contemplation of the nature of God. Leisure has been, and always will be, the first foundation of any culture.
Further, he maintains that our bourgeois world of total labor has vanquished leisure, and issues a startling warning: Unless we regain the art of silence and insight, the ability for nonactivity, unless we substitute true leisure for our hectic amusements, we will destroy our culture – and ourselves”
No need to read ahead of time. Just show up. Snacks provided. Ages high school and up.
Adoration and Confessions in the church begin at 6:30.
Philosophy Night will be from 7-9 pm in the Rectory Basement.