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Reflection Questions
and Schedule for Reading the Book in Lent

Read it now: A sample of the first chapter of this powerful book.

During Lent of 2009, we reflected upon the poor among us in the heart of our cities.
Read the Sharing here

Fr. Gary Smith, S.J. wrote a journal of his many years caring for and ministering to people who have been discarded in our cities - the homeless and near homeless we sometimes never see.

Radical Compassion: Finding Christ in the Heart of the Poor is a powerful and fascinating book which opened our hearts to the very people who also live in our cities, and for whom the Gospel calls us to have a radical compassion.

How the Lenten Reading Experience worked:

Throughout Lent, our local readers on the Creighton campus shared the graces they received as they read Radical Compassion. That sharing was posted here on this web page.

You are invited to read the book and take advantage of the reflection questions we offer below, and enjoy the sharing from those reading the book at Creighton.

Experience the joy Fr. Gary expresses as he shares with us the power of really meeting the people he encounters on the streets.

The grace we hope for together?

Through this journey of compassion together we hope to meet some people on their own terms, to see them through Fr. Gary's eyes, and to learn how to love the very way God loves each of us in our brokenness. It will be a journey of great hope and one which will lift our spirits.

Read the Sharing here.

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