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?

We continue our reading of Madeline L’Engle’s The Irrational Season on Thursday, January 5th . We will be reflecting on the chapter “The Holy Innocents.”

“Ultimately there comes a time when a decision must be made. Ultimately two people who love each other must ask themselves how much they hope for as their love grows and deepens, and how much risk they are willing to take. It is indeed a fearful gamble. Because it is the nature of love to create, a marriage itself is something which has to be created. To marry is the biggest risk in human relations that a person can take. If we commit ourselves to one person for life this is not, as many people think, a rejection of freedom; rather it demands the courage to move into all the risks of freedom, and the risk of love which is permanent; into that love which is not possession, but participation. It takes a lifetime to learn another person. When love is not possession, but participation, then it is part of that co-creation which is our human calling.”

 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!