Former Catholic U of America president to speak at Nov. 17 'Faith and Work Breakfast'

Former Catholic U of America president to speak at Nov. 17 ‘Faith and Work Breakfast’

Jesuit priest and economist William Byron, the former president of the Catholic University of America, will give the next breakfast talk in a series co-sponsored by St. Olaf Catholic Church and the John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought at the University of St. Thomas.

The ecumenical “Faith and Work Breakfast” will be held from 7 to 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in Fleming Hall of St. Olaf Catholic Church, 215 S. Eighth St.

In his talk on “Sunday Into Monday: Elements of an Authentic Spirituality of Work,” Byron will explain how to develop a practical and authentic spirituality at your place of work. In particular, he will discuss the scriptural guidelines found in Galatians 5. Those guidelines, which he refers to as the “Pauline Criteria,” can help you follow your religious beliefs in the workplace.

Now in their 12th year, the Faith and Work Breakfasts deal with the personal challenges of faith-and-work integration and are designed for professionals from all faiths. The program has received recognition in Excellent Catholic Parishes: The Guide to Best Places and Practices by Paul Wilkes.

The cost of each Faith and Work Breakfast is $18, which includes a continental breakfast. Pre-registration is encouraged. To make a reservation or for more information, call St. Olaf Catholic Church at (612) 332-7471, Ext. 279, or send an e-mail to Information also is available on the St. Olaf Web site.