Join us for an evening of Catholic Christian fellowship, faith, and ideas on October 25, 2018. Mr. Conor Gallagher will share his lecture, “Still Amidst the Storm” followed by a dinner.
In Mark’s Gospel (4:37-41) we see the apostles trapped in a mighty storm and their fishing boats on the bring of capsizing. And Jesus slept. This confused, scared,
and even angered the apostles who could not fight back the storm. Author, CEO and father of twelve, Mr. Conor Gallagher, relates this short passage to the anxieties of modern life. The chaos of our lives and the demands of those with whom we live and work can leave us feeling as helpless as those apostles in the boat. The world, however, only offers fake solutions to these real problems: over-medication, spurts of carnal pleasure, and “time management” techniques that never suffice.
Conor Gallagher looks to three remedies that underlie all others: First, encountering God in the present moment while avoiding past resentment and future
anxiety; second, listening to the voice of God only found in exterior and interior silence amidst the constant drum of deafening noise; and third, resting in serene
stillness as the stir-crazy spirit of the world goes by.
Mr. Conor Gallagher earned both his Masters in Philosophy and Juris Doctoris from The Catholic University of America. He began his professional career as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert J. Conrad, Chief Judge of the Western District of North Carolina. He has been an adjunct Professor of Philosophy and Political Philosophy at Belmont Abbey College, and is currently the Executive Director of the Benedict Leadership Institute at Belmont Abbey College. He is also Publisher of Saint Benedict Press and TAN Books. He and his wife Ashley, are the proud parents of twelve wonderful children (all homeschooled!!).
Saint Benedict Press is a Catholic publisher that helps parishes, dioceses, and Catholic schools engage parishioners and lead them into a deeper and more active Catholic faith. Our products and programs are developed with one primary goal: to help people become saints. We publish Bibles, ministry resources, Sacramental and Catechist gifts, informative, entertaining, and state-of-the-art video programs from today’s Catholic experts on a variety of topics.
Our name pays tribute to the guiding influence of the Benedictine monks of Belmont Abbey, a short distance from our headquarters in Charlotte, NC. Our mission is to reflect the charisms of joy, spiritual development, zeal and fraternal charity.
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Location: Chancery Meeting Hall
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm