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    How I Believe
    Tuesday, April 09, 2019 at 06:15 PM
    Saint John Cantius Church in Chicago, IL

    Join other young Catholic professionals in their 20s and 30s for YCP Chicago's April Executive Speaker Series with Peter O'Leary - How I Believe

    Peter O’Leary is the author of six books of poetry, most recently The Sampo, a book-length poem about a wizard, a sorceress, and the quest for a magical object set in the north country of Scandinavia. A new book of poetry, Earth Is Best, about mushroom foraging and altered states of consciousness, will be published in 2019. He is also the author of two books of literary criticism, most recently, Thick and Dazzling Darkness: Religious Poetry in a Secular Age. He teaches courses in religion and poetry at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as well as creative writing courses at the University of Chicago, where he graduated from the Divinity School with a doctorate in Religion and Literature. He belongs to Ascension Church in Oak Park, where he is a lector as well as a seventh-grade catechist. His website is: www.luxhominem.com

    Come learn more about YCP Chicago's dynamic community and find out how you can become more involved. The event is a perfect opportunity to meet other young, Catholic professionals who are "Working in Witness for Christ."

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    Please note that professional attire is encouraged at all YCP Chicago events.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

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