Book Clubs

Participate in one of the Seton Shrine’s Book Clubs and explore the life of Elizabeth Ann Seton as she trusted in God, fought for what she believed in, and left a legacy in the charism of charity.  We invite you to join us for a six-week session to meet weekly in the video conferencing platform, Zoom, for a facilitated conversation on parts of the book based on the discussion schedule.   

Twenty spots are available per book club. Registration is required at $35/person. If cost is a factor that is holding you back, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Shrine at 301-447-6606.

What You Need:

  • A copy of your book which you can purchase through the Seton Shrine Gift Shop
  • A computer with a webcam and microphone, laptop, tablet, or phone

You will receive a link from the Club Host to connect to the 60 minute discussion each week (the last night of each session will be 2 hours long).

If you are struggling to register online, please call the Shrine at 301-447-6606.

Upcoming Book Clubs

Please send all inquiries to Anita.Digregory@setonshrine.org

Saintly Moms

Dates: April 14 – May 19, Thurs, 7-8pm EST (last session runs until 9pm)

MOTHER’S DAY DISCOUNT: Register for Saintly Moms for just $35! Or consider gifting this to your mom as a unique gift! The book is included in your registration!

Prepare for Mother’s Day by participating in a book club that not only delves into Mother Seton’s own maternal love, but those of countless other saints who were moms.

Discussion Schedule

  • Week 1:  Blessed Mother Mary through Saint Perpetua (pages 11-34) 
  • Week 2:  Saint Bassa through Saint Theneva (pages 35-62)
  • Week 3:  Saint Ludmila through Saint Rita of Cascia (pages 63-90) 
  • Week 4:  St. Margaret Clitherow through St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (pages 91-118) 
  • Week 5:  Blessed Anna Maria Taigi through Saint Zelie Martin (pages 119-144) 
  • Week 6:  Blessed Marianna Biernacka through Saint Gianna Molla (pages 145-162) 
  • Week 6:  Author Kelly Ann Guest will join us from 8-9pm for a special meet and greet!

Estimated reading time: 3 hours a week

Nothing Short of a Miracle: God’s Healing Power in Modern Saints

Dates: May 26 – June 30: Thurs, 7-8pm EST

God doesn’t need humans to work miracles for Him, but as veteran Catholic author Patricia Treece shows, it certainly seems His good pleasure to perform great miracles by means of human prayers and human hands.

Discussion Schedule

  • Week 1:  Prologue (pages IX-XXXV)
  • Week 2:  Chapters 1-4 (pages 4-54)
  • Week 3:  Chapters 5-9 (pages 55-115)
  • Week 4:  Chapters 10-14 (pages 116-165)
  • Week 5:  Chapters 15-19 (pages 166-215)
  • Week 6:  Chapters 20-25 (pages 216-272)
  • Week 6:  Guest Speaker Sr. Pat Newhouse, SCC

Fearless: Stories of American Saints

Dates: July 7 – August 11, Thurs, 7-8pm EST 

(Registration opening soon)

Fearless will bring the reader through the history of the Catholic Church in America in an intimate and personal way, with the stories of the saints and blesseds who helped Christianity become part of this country’ s fabric. These men and women did not set out to be saints, only to live out the Gospel as they best knew how. They followed their hearts and God’ s will to build a better place for the people of the New World.

Discussion Schedule

  • Week 1:  Part 1 (pages 1-22)
  • Week 2:  Part 2 (pages 23-56)
  • Week 3:  Part 2 (pages 57-100)
  • Week 4:  Part 2 (pages 101-130)
  • Week 5:  Part 2 (pages 131-172)
  • Week 6:  Part 2 (pages 173-197)
  • Week 6:  Guest Speaker

Estimated reading time: 3 hours a week

Elizabeth Seton: American Saint

            Dates: 2023 Dates To Be Announced

We will be reading the popular biography, Elizabeth Seton: American Saint written by Catherine O’Donnell, and we invite you to join us for a six-weeks session. On the final week of each session, the discussion will last for two hours, with Seton Shrine friend and author of the book, Catherine O’Donnell.
 

Discussion Schedule

  • Week 1: Part 1, Chapters 1 – 5 (108 pages)
  • Week 2: Part 2, Chapters 6 – 9 (65 pages)
  • Week 3: Part 3, Chapters 10 – 13 (75 pages)
  • Week 4: Part 4, Chapters 14 – 16 (59 pages)
  • Week 5: Part 5a, Chapters 17-20 (51 pages)
  • Week 6 @ 7:30 PM: Part 5b, Chapters 21 – 23 + Epilogue (68 pages)
  • Week 6 @ 8 PM: Meet Author, Catherine O’Donnell

Estimated reading time: 3 hours a week

15 Days of Prayer

Dates: Feb 23 – March 30: Thursdays, 6-7pm EST

This book will lead participants to a place of peace and prayer as they ready their hearts and minds for Good Friday and Easter by following Elizabeth Ann Seton’s spirituality. 

Discussion Schedule

  • Week 1: “How to Use This Book”, “A Brief Chronology”, and “Introduction” (20 pages)
  • Week 2:  Day One, Day Two, Day Three (18 pages)
  • Week 3:  Day Four, Day Five, Day Six (18 pages)
  • Week 4:  Day Seven, Day Eight, Day Nine (19 pages)
  • Week 5:  Day Ten, Day Eleven, Day Twelve (18 Pages)
  • Week 6:  Day Thirteen, Day Fourteen, Day Fifteen (20 pages) 
  • Week 6:  Guest Speaker