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The University of Scranton Book Club

brought to you by The Jesuit Center

The University of Scranton Book Club is a completely digital experience that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Read along with fellow Royals and then tune-in for scheduled online group discussions and video conference reflections with Executive Director of the Jesuit Center, Rev. Patrick Rogers, S.J. and Assistant Director of the Jesuit Center, Ryan Sheehan.

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Currently Reading

We're reading Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship by Gregory Boyle, S.J. 

*This is also the book our incoming first-year class will be reading together! The author, Fr. Boyle will be the speaker at the annual Ignatian Values in Action lecture on Monday, 9/28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Byron Center. 

Join the Scranton Book Club!


The book is available in print, Kindle, and audio versions on Amazon. Consider using Amazon Smile and choosing The University of Scranton as your charitable organization so that a portion of your purchase will be donated back to Scranton students.

Royal Readers
over 350 Royals from all over the world are reading with the Scranton Book Club

Rev. Fr. Patrick D. Rogers, S.J.
Rev. James D. Redington, S.J.
Erin Akel '97
Kristin Albaugh '18
Mohammad Alsahli '06
Laurie Alvich '83
Anne Amon P'23
Lynn Andres '89

Delight Balducci '00
Christopher Banks '86
Jacquelyn Barna '94
Megan Barr '19

Liz Bartoszek '17
Jessica Baschoff '16
Kathleen Basovsky P'21
Charles Battenberg '80
Jane Beh Clark '89
Michael Belus '76
Catherine Bender
Kay Bender
 Kristen Bene '99
William Benedict '96
Kim Benedicto '04
Leonard Berkoski '62
Lynn Berry '78
Kayla Betacchini '09
Erika Beyrent '18
Jennifer Bezek '93
Kate Biles '84
Diane Binck P'23
Kathy Bobash '87
Mary Ellen Bodack P'22
 Rosemary Bogan '84
Susan Bonacci '94
Lisa Borrelli Dorn '81
Luis Bourget '15
Douglas Boyle '88
Kate Branca P'21
Kathryn Brokus '10
Janelle Brown '07
Mary Bruce '17
Drew Bubser '76
Meghan Buckley '16
Colin Burdick P'17, P'20
Susan Burdick P'17, P'20
Barbara Burke P'17
Joseph Butash '07
Melissa Calascibetta '16
Carolyn Callahan '98
Susan Cannilla P'21
 Maureen Cantwell P'23
Laura Capasso '12
Robert Carr '81
Maureen Castaldi '85, G'14
 Mara Castellano '07
Roxanne Castellanos P'20
Donald Castellucci '14
Melissa Cavallo '12
 Matt Christy '98
Stephanie Clark '03
Charles Cleveland '84
Valerie Clifton '86
Anne Marie Collins '88
Susie Collins '91
Bill Colona '08
Carolyn Colonna '89
Margaret Compton P'21
Joe Conley '07
David Coplon '69
Monica Corbett '84
David Coughlin '83
Jennifer Courtney P'23
 Cara Coyne Sawyer '00
Eileen Crowley Melloy '94
Lucia Csaszer P'22
Sandra Czibik '82
Nick D'Andrea '14
Mark Degenhart '85
Jeff Demian '87
Chris Desmarais P'16

Brian Devers '83
Patricia DiBartolomeo P'15
 Lisa Dida '81
Tom Diffley '80
Emily Dineen '17
Regina Dolan Donohue '89
Michaela Dolde '19
Anne Marie Donnelly P'21, P'23
Tom Donnelly P'21, P'23
Joan Donovan '77

Mary Doyle Troy '95, G'00
Mary Beth Driscoll D'Andrea '82, P'14
Michael Ducey '84
Brian Duke '79
Kathleen Dunlea '89
Joy Dupont '02
Kristin Durkin
Mary Durkin '02
Joanna Earley '92
Megan Early Brady '99
Jennifer El Mekkaoui '01
Cheryl Evans
Lisa Evans-Whittington '83

Mary (Resser) Fazio '84
Christine Falcone '08, G'10
Christine Fanelle Gutekunst '85
 Noradeen Farlekas '83
Sinead Farrelly '11
Laura Fay '15

Kimberly Febus (nee Friend) '06
David Fedor '99
Erin Feeley '95
Anne Ferketic '19
Christine Fischer '11
Donna Fitzgerald '86

Michele Fitzgerald '76
Ed Flannery P'22
Jayne Florentino '14
Beth Ann Flynn '90
Mimi Flynn '88
Sylvia Fontes '84
Stephanie Fowler P'20
Julia Frakes '17
William Fries '74
Gina Furey '90
Maria-Gabriela Geraci '09

 Luis Galito '96
Donna Geslak P'21
Anna Giannantonio '19, G'20

Jeffrey Gill '76
Caitlin Gluck '06
Donna Gomez

Mary Graham '89
Emily Grandinetti P'11

 Frances Gray '93
Kevin Gremse '87
Lori Grochowski
Cheryl Grosso P'22
Chrissy Grunza '12
Patricia Gudmundsen P'13

 Toni Hadgis '88
Christine Hall Brothers '01
Kathleen Hamilton '85
Andrea Hampton '17
Melissa Hanley '02
Karalee Harhaji '13
Thomas Harding P'21
Lori Haring '93
Gary Harrity '72
Rita Harvey '07
Julie Harte P'22
Theresa Hartey P'23
Theresa Haughey '87
Mary Haumacher '88
Mariah Hawley '19
Maura Hayden '08
Carol Henson (Newcomb) '96

Kate Hildreth '05
Thomas Hill '71
Margaret Hines '19
Nancy Hlavaty '86

Karen Hoerst '05
Joan Hoffmeier Gorrell '82
Sarah Holst '95
Jason Hughes '95
Gerry Hyde P'21
Marc Incitti '15
Jen Irwin '88
Victoria Jagger '83
Florence Jaffa '10
Michael Janny
Jo Ann Jarvis P'20
Maria Javier '95
Erin Jensen '94
Laurice Johnson '18
Jennifer Joswick '13

Catherine Kallberg P'22
Anne Kasper '82
A Kay '90
Joan Keil '84
Phyllis Kelly P'22
Jennifer Kenney Plumb '94
Mary (Campbell) Kerrigan '89
Craig Kievit '88
Carol Ann Killian '81
Maura Kilner P'20
Holly Kisailus '91, P'21
Lisa Kita '83
Annabeth Knight '10

Cathy Kollar P'17, P'19
Tom Kollar '84, P'17, P'19
Kara Kopach '01
Scott Kramer '05
Lauren Krasucki '15
Jack Kruper '70
Alison Kucharski '16
Tom Kucinski '85
Valerie Kuramoto '83
Patty Lafean '84
Dan Lamken '90
Lori Langan
Tiffany Latzanich P'23
Debra Lawrence '79
Ericka Lavelle '07
Karla Lewis '07
Deanna Lindberg '14
Joe Lofstedt '13

Stephanie Longo '03, G'06
Valarie Lucas '15
William Lucker '11
Katie MacLaughlin '06
Laura Magliocchetti '02
Paulina Maida '12
Heather Maigur '02

Jose Maldonado '19
Tara Malia '93
Joseph Malocheski '93
Patrick Malone '91
 Mary Ann Malyszek P'22
Jennifer Mamrol '15
Enrique Manlapid '13
Elizabeth Manzoni '97
Katie Marchesi P'22
Bonnie Markowski

Martina Martin '80
Armond Mascelli '70
Alyssa Maslen '14
Kathleen Matthews P'20

Alan Mazzei '68
Amanda McCulloch '08
Karen McDonald '94
Samantha McDonald '07
Mary Joyce McDonough '20
Melissa McElwain '99
Erin McFadden '02
Magdalene Mcglynn '16
 Timothy McGovern '57
Linda McGowan '80
Robyn McGrath P'22
Theresa McIntosh '86
Robert McKeage

Helena McKenna P'20
Colleen McKenzie '08
Theresa McKeon '85, P'22
Michele McMahon '86

Christine McMullan P'23
Kristen McShane '18
Joseph McTiernan P'20
Haley Meade '19

Kim Mecca '92
Elizabeth Mejia '97
Luis Melgar '18
Maryann Meyers '76
Angela Miller '94
Maureen Mitru '87
Matt Monaco '06
Marie Mortimer '87
Tom Moughan '70

Sean Muchler '02
Eileen Mulcahy '88

Mary Mulholland '89
Kelly Mulroy '88
 Lucy Murfitt '94
Karen Murphy '94
Mark Murphy
Mary Murphy P'20
 Mary Beth Murray '08
Maureen Murtha '86
Bob Musinski P'21
Julie Nastasi '00
Gina Naticchi '09
Colleen Neary '88
Susan Neggia '19
Gerilyn Niebler P'16
 Christine Newton '82
Kelly Noto '91
Jennifer Novack '06
Angel Nowak P'23
Marie O'Connor '96, P'22
Michael O'Connor '88
Gerard O'Malley '49
Mary O'Neill '85
Cathy O'Sullivan P'21
Loretta O'Toole '87
Sharon Olechna

 Judy Oliver '97
Lauren ONeill '08
Tom Orme '84
Emily Ortiz '13
Kathleen Owen '91
Mary Packard P'20

Gustavo Pallamares '01
Margaret Palmieri P'21
Luann Parker P'20
Liz Pasquarette '84
Stephen Pasterchik '79
Yatish Patel P'22

Marianne Patterson '12
Lori Paulowskey Tasci '04
Charlotte Perez '10
Jennifer Petito P'22
Dominick Petitto '15
Ronald Pettinato

Nina Picarelli '10
David Piccolo '08
Giacomina Pirolo '17
Kay Platt P'20
Amy Pollock '87
Kathleen Post '99

Bailey Potter '19
Maeve Potter '18
Cindy Purcell '86
 Joe Pusateri P'21
Mary Ann Putnam '11

Melissa Rafalko '10
Mary Beth Rauser '88
Matt Redetzky '19
Mary Bernadette Reinbold '80
Dan Reisteter '82
Lorrie Resuta '92

Jennifer Riccardi '18
Darren Rivera '14
John Rizzo '08
Marie Robson

Gina Roche '89
Kara Romanowski '19
Anna Ross '93

Gary Ross '76
Jeffrey Rossi '88
Cathleen Rudawski '91
Ann Marie Ryan P'23
Danielle Ryan '89
Jan Rybnicky P'20
Anahita Saadat '12
Diana Sanns P'22
Jonathan Schall '13
Ann Marie Schilling '92

Frank Schneck '53
Mary Ellen Schreibstein P'21, P'23
Wilbert Senoble '15

Anthony Sevilla '82
Jeffrey Seymour '02, P'22
Jane Shershenovich '89
Jessica Signore '17
Fransiska Simbolon
Eric Skorupa '11
Joan Slavin
Carolyn Smart Farrington '05
Jack Smith '73
Mara Smith '13
Rick Snooek '07, G'13
Sarita Soares '04
Nicolette Spaccavento '18
Gina Squillante '88
Patty Stanton '82
Eileen Steele '88
Renee Steinbrecher '93
Angela Stewart '14
Terri Strelish '00
Erin Sullivan '08
Elizabeth Sunkel '11
Kasie Sweeney '12
Tim Sweeney '64, G'68

Margaret Swingle '18
 Lori Talbot P'23
Mara Tarabocchia '08

Ian Taylor '16
Katie Taylor 
Karolyn Teufel '98
Mr. & Mrs. John P. Thelman P'90
John S. Thelman '90, P'23
Kimberly Thelman P'23
Susy Thomad '90
Lisa Thomas '87, P'20, P'22
Linda Thorpe P'16
Rick Thorpe P'16

 Colleen Tofani '81
Cathy Toner '89
Janet Tooley '85
Kim Townsend '13
Michael Tricolla
Claire Tucciarone P'14, P'20
Elisa Tuffy '99, '11, G'13, G'20
Leanne Turnak P'23
Christine Tweedy '92
Theresa Tysiak '88
Joseph Ulichny '06
Tom Umile '06
Lisa Valenzuela '88
David Velez '17
Amy Verdonik '16
Dillon Vita '17

Julia Vitiello '18

Lori Vellardito P’20
Carol Voit
Barbara Wagner '96
Elissa Waliszewski '01
Lori Walton
Mary Watts '79
Shawn Washart '12
Caroline Webel '16
Janet Weeks '75
Ryan Wesley '91
Megeen White '89
Phyllida Whittaker '19
Jennifer Whritenour '11
Rev. Jim Williams '64, P'94
Bob Wilson '90
Bob Wilson '94
Lynn Wormuth P'23
Bob Wright '59
Brian Wynne '80
Jane Yeow '87
Mary Beth Zazzera '83
Michael Zazzeri '87
Debbie Zenzal '05
William Zogby '69
Jennifer Zur '01
Janice Zych '95, P'23

img_5629.jpgOur first selected book was Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Gregory Boyle, S.J., founder of Homeboy Industries.

Watch the video discussions by clicking the links below:

Watch Discussion #1 (Intro - Chapter 4)

 
Watch Discussion #2 (Chapter 5 - End of Book)

the-jesuits-guide-to-almost-everything.jpgOur second selected book was The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life  by James Martin, S.J. H'17.

Watch the video discussions by clicking the links below:

Watch Discussion #1 (Chapters 1-4)


Watch Discussion #2 (Chapters 5-9)

Watch Discussion #3 (Chapters 10- End of Book)