Thursday, September 27, 2012

Father George W. Rulter in Newton: Wed. 10/17 at 6:00 PM

From reader Kristine DeMatteo:

Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Parish presents:
Father George W. Rutler
"Crisis of Saints: Holiness in the Year of Faith"
Wednesday, October 17, 6 PM, Lower Church Hall.

(and my alert eyes spotted the money question: it's FREE!)

Mary Immaculate of Lourdes in Newton Upper Falls extends an open invitation to attend a talk by Father George W. Rutler, who will speak about "A Crisis of Saints: Holiness in the Year of Faith." He will discuss the importance of looking at the saints for guidance. For while saints have lives peculiar to a specific time and place, human nature never changes. The way the saints draw on the strength of the Holy Spirit is a guide for today's faithful at a time of cultural upheaval.
For more information, contact Kristine at

Okay, that's the PR. Here's my take.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to, after even a cursory glance at Father Rutler's bio, to realize that here's a guy worth listening to. It also doesn't take a genius to know that holiness is the A Numero Uno No Questions Allowed One Single Thing We're Needing Right Here, Right Now.

And anybody who recommends looking to the saints for guidance is right up there with the Evangelists. Hope to see you there.