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Washington’s Birthday is a United States federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first President of the United States, who was born on February 22, 1732. It can occur on the 15th through the 21st of February inclusive.
Colloquially, it is now widely known as Presidents Day, a term deliberately coined to change the holiday into one honoring multiple presidents, and is often an occasion to remember all the presidents, not just George Washington.
Hanna and Ann lead this book group — from Wednesday, January 18 through Wednesday, February 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon at the Lodge of the Fishermen.
Here is enticing write from Hanna and Ann about our book: “Falling Upward” by Richard Rohr:
RICHARD ROHR – FALLING UPWARD
You will be thrilled to know that you can learn more by doing things wrong than by doing them right!
Richard Rohr, the well-known spiritual writer, explores this mystery in his book, Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life. Rohr suggests that the first half of life is about establishing our identity, but as we grow older, we need to find a way to see ourselves in a more life-giving way. We need to learn how to integrate the suffering, mistakes, and loss of control that we inevitably experience. And, it is here that we learn that falling down is a necessary part of the process of moving upward!
Fr. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher and writer (22 books) bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation (www.cac.org) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he also serves as Academic Dean of the Living School for Action and Contemplation. Fr. Richard’s teaching is grounded in the Franciscan alternative orthodoxy–practices of contemplation and self-emptying, expressing itself in radical compassion, particularly for the socially marginalized.