Women’s Study Group

Women's StudyAre you:

  • Looking for a way to get to know other St. Matthew’s people better?
  • Someone who enjoys camaraderie and exchange of ideas on faith?
  • Somewhere between young and young-at-heart?
  • Available on Thursday mornings, from 9:30 til 11 at the latest?

This fall, the group will begin with The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by the Dali Lama and Desmond Tutu.

Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships—or, as they would say, because of them—they are two of the most joyful people on the planet.

In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama’s home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness’s eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others.

This book offers us a rare opportunity to experience their astonishing and unprecedented week together, from the first embrace to the final good-bye.

Our pattern is to read one chapter each week before the meeting, then gather to talk about our impressions.  And of course we get to know each other better! Until further notice, will be meeting in the Downstairs Library at St. Matthew’s New people are joining us, will you? Lynne Osborn can be reached at  978.263.3149 or gilyn1961@verizon.net.  Copies of the book are available from local bookstores as well as Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and it is available in e-format as well.. The more the merrier, so please come!