Share the Wealth: Stories of Accompaniment from The Book of Mev

In a notebook I recently wrote the following about my novel, Dear Layla Welcome to Palestine:

There’s so much accompaniment taking place:
Internationals accompanying the Palestinians in Gaza
The Palestinians accompanying the internationals
Henry accompanying Josh to shul
Perry accompanying Tanya to the West Bank
Carla accompanying Perry
On & on & on

This theme reminded me that twenty years ago this season, scores of people accompanied Mev and me in her last months. This Sunday, I invite you to participate in the sharing of stories of accompaniment from The Book of Mev. Of course, there will be plenty of time for sharing and reflecting in pairs and with the larger group. Bring the book if you have a copy; I’ll have some handouts for those who don’t have it. I won’t be surprised in the least if some of these stories prompt you to share one of your stories of accompaniment in your life.

Join us
Sunday 20 September
Potluck begins at 6:00 pm
I/we begin sharing at 6:45
At Sophia House
4547 Gibson Avenue
St Louis, MO 63110
Please park at the north end of Gibson
Or on Taylor Avenue

John Kavanaugh, SJ and Mev Puleo

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