'The Centered Life' author to speak at April 27 Faith-Work Breakfast

The Centered Life author to speak at April 27 Faith-Work Breakfast

The Rev. Jack Fortin, author of The Centered Life and leader of the Centered Life Initiative at Luther Seminary, 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, April 27, in Fleming Hall of St. Olaf Catholic Church, 215 S. Eighth St .

Fortin, who also leads the seminary’s Center for Lifelong Learning, will speak on “The Centered Life: Gift and Call.” The answer to overcoming a life that feels fragmented and isolated is not about living a different life, he feels, it’s about living life differently.

He proposes that living out one’s calling in life is the key to living a centered life – one that draws together faith, family and work. Fortin believes that one’s calling is in the work that one does every day, whether as a parent, child, neighbor, volunteer or worker.

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, (612) 767-6204, or e-mail jmiltenberger@saintolaf.org. Information also is available on the Web at https://www.saintolaf.org/events.htm.