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Authors Group Presents Mark Kennedy Shriver
Fri, April 7, 2017, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM CDT
In Pilgrimage, Shriver retraces Francis’s personal journey, revealing the origins of his open, unpretentious style and explaining how it revitalized Shriver’s own faith and renewed his commitment to the Church. To help us understand how Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis, Shriver travels to Bergoglio’s native Argentina to meet with the people who knew him as a child, as a young Jesuit priest, and as a reformist bishop. In these impoverished surroundings, Bergoglio answered Christ’s call to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and shelter the homeless, following the example set by his papal namesake, St. Francis of Assisi.
Mark Shriver leads Save the Children's U.S. Programs, which works to ensure a fair start for all kids in the United States, including the one in five living in poverty. Shriver's career fighting for social justice in advocacy and service organizations, as well as elective office, has focused on advancing the right of every kid in America to have a safe and vibrant childhood.
Mr. Shriver will be in conversation with Loyola Academy President, Fr. Pat McGrath, S.J. Please note that the Club has a business casual dress code; denim and athletic wear are not permitted.
The cost per person is $42 and the event begins with an 11:30 a.m. reception, followed by lunch and the program at noon. Books for autographing will be available for purchase at the event from The Book Stall. If you have any dietary restrictions (i.e., vegetarian, food allergies or gluten free), please contact Club Services at the Union League Club of Chicago at (800) 443-0578 or ClubServices@ulcc.org. Business casual attire required, no denim.