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Jane Knuth's talk at Creighton on YouTube.

A Creighton Online Reading Group

Join in the experience we shared on Creighton's campus for the six weeks of Lent by reading this simple, powerful book about a woman's journey to open her heart to learn from unlikely saints in a thrift store.

We enlisted 25 readers from around the world to share the graces they received while reading the book, week by week. Others, including Jane Knuth, added their own comments to the blog.

Jane Knuth spoke at Creighton the week before Lent began. Watch that talk here.

So, read along with us - enjoying the book, Jane's talk and the sharing - for a fresh and rewarding experience.

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JaneJane Knuth is a wife, mother, math teacher, and author of this moving book about her soul-stirring experiences at the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Join us for this personal encounter with people from whom Jane learned to view society's poor, not as problems to be solved, but to see them, one at a time, as saints who can lead us straight to the heart of Christ.

Click on the "See Inside" See Inside button on the Loyola Press site to get a preview of Jane's story.

View a video of Jane showing us the store where she volunteers.
"Real people in a real thrift store in a real town."

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Our 25 readers introduced themselves and shared each week about the graces in their reading. Read the book as you read the blog.

How to get started:

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Click on the Intros button on the blue bar to read the readers introductions of themselves.

Click on the Week 1 button to read our Readers' sharing of their experience of reading for the first week. Click on the other weeks, as we move through Lent.

Here is the reading schedule we followed:

Week 1: One Preface, Is This a Church?, Ch. 1 & 2
Week 2: Chapters 3, 4, 5 and 6
Week 3: Chapters 7, 8 and 9
Week 4: Chapters 10, 11 and 12
Week 5: Chapters 13, 14 and 15
Week 6: Chapters 16, 17, 18 and 19

May Our Lord bless this sharing for God's greater glory and the service of others.

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