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Co-sponsored by St. Paul’s Parish

LEISURE AS VIRTUE: 

ON THE LORD’S DAY AND HUMAN NATURE

Sunday, July 21, 12:30 PM (after the 11:00 AM Mass)

Boles Conference Room, St. Paul Parish/Harvard Catholic Center, 29 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA

Daniel Fitzpatrick

In an age eminently poised for leisure, the pace of life nonetheless can feel increasingly frantic. Drawing on insights from his new book Restoring the Lord’s Day: How Reclaiming Sunday Can Revive Our Human Nature, author Daniel Fitzpatrick considers some of the challenges to contemplative living posed by contemporary life and how the liturgy, and an authentic celebration of the Lord’s Day, can allow for true rest through engagement of humanity’s highest faculties. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

FREE & OPEN TO ALL

IN PERSON ONLY

Daniel Fitzpatrick

Daniel Fitzpatrick is a poet, essayist, and translator, author of the just-released Restoring the Lord’s Day: How Reclaiming Sunday Can Revive Our Human Nature (Sophia Institute Press, 2024), and Only the Lover Sings (En Route Books, 2020). His poetry and essays have appeared in Dappled ThingsNew Oxford Review, and Ocean State Review. Born in New Orleans, he studied philosophy at the University of Dallas, received an MA in philosophy from Holy Apostles College, and an MPhil in Creative Writing from Trinity College Dublin. Mr. Fitzpatrick is the editor of Joie de Vivre, a journal of art, culture, and letters for South Louisiana. He teaches English at Jesuit High School in New Orleans.

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