George Doyle, Echo apprentice serving St. Joseph Parish, is providing a new Adult Faith Formation series based on the short stories of Flannery O’Connor for free. The series begins on Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cody Room (second floor of the Cody Center). There are no readings for this first session as the first session will feature Bishop Barron’s Emmy nominated series on Flannery O’Connor. Subsequent readings will be available at the class prior or here.
The Echo program is a dynamic, two-year service-learning formation program through the McGrath Institute at the University of Notre Dame that prepares tomorrow’s leaders in faith formation. Echo apprentices have the opportunity to engage in ongoing academic, professional-ministerial, human, communal, and spiritual formation while serving at a parish in one of Notre Dame’s partner dioceses while also earning a master’s in theology. Last year, the Diocese of St. Augustine gained three new Echo Apprentices: Kayla Garza, George Doyle and Adriana Rivera.
Flannery O’Connor is considered one of America’s greatest fiction writers and one of the strongest apologists for Roman Catholicism in the 20th century. O’Connor grew up in a prominent Catholic family in Georgia. She was a devout and faithful Catholic all her life whose works embody the complex morality of religion.