School-Wide Summer Reading Program Launched At Marian Catholic

Marian Catholic High School has started a brand-new reading initiative this summer called One Book, One Marian.

One Book, One Marian is an opportunity to engage and enlighten Marian Catholic students and staff and cultivate a sense of community through reading. The initiative also aims to unite the Marian Catholic community together in reflection and discussion. The book is a required reading for students as well as the other books in each class’ summer reading lists. All students must purchase, read and annotate the book. The book will also be read by all faculty and staff. Additionally, all of those a part of the Marian Catholic community are encouraged to participate.
 
The school-wide reading program begins with Tattoos on the Heart by Father Gregory Boyle. Published in 2011 and described by the Los Angeles Time as literature “Destined to become a classic of both urban reportage and contemporary spirituality”, the book is a series of parables inspired by faith in which Father Gregory Boyle distills his experience working in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles running his gang-intervention program, Homeboy Industries.
 
Questions regarding the event should be directed to Kathleen Mesterharm, English
Department Chair, at kmesterharm@marianchs.com.
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