Priest and poet Paul Murray to open 'Faith and Work' breakfast series Sept. 22

Priest and poet Paul Murray to open ‘Faith and Work’ breakfast series

Father Paul Murray, O.P., a poet and professor at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (also known as "The Angelicum") in Rome, will be the first speaker in a series of breakfast talks co-sponsored by St. Olaf Catholic Church and the John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought at the University of St. Thomas.

Father Paul Murray

The ecumenical breakfast talk will be held at 7 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in Fleming Hall of St. Olaf Catholic Church, 215 S. Eighth St., in downtown Minneapolis.

In his talk on “Simple Prayer – Complicated Life,” Murray will discuss how people who are living busy and complicated lives can learn to pray and work with the faith and simplicity of the Gospel.

The Faith and Work Breakfasts, now in their 12th year, 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, (612) 332-7471, Ext. 279, e-mail

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