That’s right–the night before Ash Wednesday I’ll be giving a talk at Holy Family’s St. Joseph’s Center in South Pas. Here’s the flyer:
LENT WITH SAINTS AND ARTISTS:
Selling All We Have to Follow Our Passion
Heather King came from a blue-collar New England family, excelled in school, imagined God as a cold, distant, high-school principal, and started on the road to alcoholism at the age of thirteen. This difficult personal journey eventually led to blackouts, sexual promiscuity, a law degree, personal dreams not pursued, marriage and then divorce. Then a dramatic turnaround because she quit her job as an attorney, found her way to the Church, and embraced her vocation.
“After finding Christ, I saw that the biggest sin of all—and with my track record, that’s saying something—would be to refuse the life-long call of my heart: to become a writer.”
Holy Family is proud to announce that Ms. Heather King, author, weekly arts and culture columnist for Angelus News, Magnificat columnist, and former commentator for NPR’s All Things Considered will be the speaker at our February 25, 2020 lecture series. The event will begin at 6:30 pm. Light refreshments will be provided.
“The only real sadness, the only real failure, the only great tragedy in life, is not to become a saint,” observed 19th-century Catholic writer Léon Bloy. Heather King, an eloquent, charming and funny raconteuse, will share her journey and challenge us to enter into Lent by heeding that voice inside us that calls us, too, to be saints.
Heather King lives in Pasadena and will be signing her latest book: FOOLS FOR CHRIST: Fifty Divine Eccentric Artists, Martyrs, Stigmatists, and Unsung Saints. Visit her website at www.heather-king.com.