Winter 2012

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Dear Friends,

Happy New Year! We hope this newsletter finds you off to a good start in 2013! As you are making your New Year's resolutions, please include upcoming Walnut Grove events on your calendar. Our first workshop, A New Look at Art, will be on Saturday, February 2nd at 2PM. Living in the entertainment capital of the world, we are constantly bombarded by an industry which many times promotes violence, sarcasm, and gross distortions as artistic self-expression. These images seep into our lives every day, and it is important to combat them by having the training to stay sensitive to what is true, good and beautiful. During the Year of Faith, we want to show how art is an expression of the innate call to truth and beauty with which God enriches every human life; and our responsibility to spread truth and beauty in everyday life. We hope to see you there! Also, please note the changes to the schedule for Days and Evenings of Recollection beginning this month.

See you at Walnut Grove soon!

Lauren Ellis

Christmas at Walnut Grove

Love & Economics: It takes a family to raise a village

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse of the Ruth Institute was keynote speaker at the cooperators workshop held on Oct 6, 2012. She explained the importance of raising children with solid foundation in virtue, and how this in turn serves as a stimulus to the economy. Every new child is a stimulus package!

SteppingUP for 8th, 9th, and 10th graders

After the successful launching of this Leadership Program for high school girls last Fall, we now have about 20 participants. Topics discussed in the three sessions held so far include: “Knowing your temperament” and “Tips on good discussion-making,” by an invited speaker, Dr. Elizabeth Komives. Program Director, Monica Mehan hopes to offer more interactive seminars on character, academics, leadership, and service opportunities to the high schoolers.

A course curriculum is available online at [Note: new schedule at]

Grand Opening Walnut Grove Bookstore

is now open for business! We have new and improved book and CD selections A new “USED Books” Section will be available soon. Stay tuned..


Donations for “used books” Books wanted are those for spiritual reading: lives of saints, inspirational biographies, cultural books, novels Donated books will be sold at our “USED Books” Section at Walnut Grove Bookstore

Calendar Summary:

for current calendar visit

Lecture Series begin Feb 2nd, 10:00-11:00 am

Theology Seminars also begin Feb 2nd, 11:15 am

(Note: see full schedule to be posted in website in January.) Meetings every 1st Saturday of each month.

Cooperators Workshop Feb 2nd, 2:00-4:00 pm

A Look at New Art /A New Look at Art.” A workshop on art as a vehicle for truth and beauty

Days of Recollection for High School

Jan 26, Feb 23, & Mar 23 from 2:30 - 5:30 pm

Stepping Up Program for 8th, 9th and 10th graders. Jan 12, Feb 9, & March 9 from 2-4:00 pm

Women’s Retreat:

Jan 19-21, March 1-3, Holiday Inn, La Mirada.

To reserve, email Naida:

Evenings & Days of Recollection for women at Walnut Grove

Also see website for full schedule at other churches

ATTENTION! Please note the following revised schedule for 2013 Recollections at Walnut Grove -->

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