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Vespers at Lourdes w/Leah Libresco

October 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Please join us for Vespers at Lourdes on October 11!


Our fall and spring sessions offer our full Vespers experience: First, an opportunity for solemn prayer and recollection in adoration of the living God in the church. Then, drinks and hors d’oeuvres are served downstairs and a guest speaker presents a reflection on a Catholic vision of life in today’s modern, secular world.

This October 11, Leah Libresco Sargeant joins us all the way from New York City to discuss the importance of building strong communities of faith from which we can go out to impact the secular world at large.



(7:00 pm – Confessions available in the church with Frs. Byron Hagan and Paul Haverstock)

7:30 pm – Exposition, chanted evening prayer, and silent adoration, led by Fr. Paul

8:10 pm – Benediction

8:15 pm – Drinks and hors d’oeuvres available downstairs

8:30 pm – Presentation by Leah Libresco, “Creating Catholic Community”

9:00 pm – Formal conclusion


Leah Libresco Sargeant

Leah Libresco Sargeant is a freelance writer and speaker covering everything from religion to statistics. She’s authored two books, Arriving at Amen: Seven Catholic Prayers that Even I Can Offer and Building the Benedict Option: A Guide to Gathering Two or Three Together in His Name. She’s also worked in public policy research, education and curriculum development, and is a fellow at Bishop Barron’s Word on Fire Institute. She lives in New York City with her husband, Alexi Sargeant.

Leah will have some copies of her newest book (and inspiration for her presentation), Building the Benedict Option, available for purchase. You can learn more about Leah on her website.


All young adults ages 21-35 are welcome. Business casual dress is kindly requested. There is no cost to attend, although we do encourage a $5 donation per person per month to help us sustain our work.

Two hours of free underground parking are available. Visit our Maps and Directions page for more information.


Save the dates for the rest of the fall session:

  • October 11 – Leah Libresco
  • November 8 – TBA
  • December 13 – TBA


October 11, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
Vespers at Lourdes


Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
1 Lourdes Place
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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