Monday, March 21, 2005

Vino & Vespers - April 22, 2005

Vino & Vespers

Ready for our next V & V?

Our first event was amazing! About 50 people braved the rain and the dark winter January night to gather with many new-found friends to pray (complete with processing, silence, bowing, and chanting), drink abundant wine, sodas, and juices, taste exquisite desserts (those macaroons were heavenly!), and to engage in a lively conversation with Tom Beaudoin on what it means to have an adult faith (being able to see God's hand at work in the big and small interruptions of life) and how our spending habits can be an expression of that faith.

We're doing it again to celebrate God's springtime and to pray for our earthly home.

Spend Earth Day evening with three of God’s best gifts. We’ll begin with Evening Prayer followed by an intimate conversation with our guest speaker about faith and daily life as we savor delicious desserts and fine wine.

Our guest speaker for this evening is Robert Brancatelli. Robert is a theologian, faculty member at Santa Clara University, and the author of Pilgrimage as a Rite of Passage for Youth. His research has led him to study Hispanic popular theology and ritual, as well as liturgy, catechetics, and spirituality. He travels regularly to El Salvador to study different models of catechesis and plans to develop a new model of liberation catechetics on the basis of his experiences in Latin America.

These interactive evenings feature prominent Catholics talking about how they live their faith through the real events of contemporary life in the Silicon Valley. Young adults over 21 and those very much over-21 are especially invited.

Vino & Vespers
Friday, April 22, 2005, 7:30 pm
Villa Holy Names Spirituality Center

$5 Suggested free will donation
Please RSVP at or 408-983-0126

Driving Directions to Villa Holy Names from Downtown San Jose:
  • 280 N toward San Francisco
  • HWY 17 S toward Santa Cruz
  • Exit HWY 9 (Los Gatos-Saratoga Road). Get into left lane immediately.
  • LEFT at the first stoplight which is University Avenue.
  • Take University to the end where it forms a T with Main Street. LEFT on Main Street.
  • Go to the first stoplight which is College Avenue and turn RIGHT (there’s a sign for “Novitiate” on the corner of College and Main).
  • Go one block to the top of the street and turn RIGHT at Villa Avenue (follow the signs for “Novitiate”).
  • Go 0.6 miles up the hill. When you see the Jesuit Novitiate and Winery on your right, turn LEFT onto Prospect Avenue.
  • Go 0.1 miles and turn LEFT at the sign for "Sisters of the Holy Names Main Entrance." Parking will be in the lot on your left. The Chapel entrance is in the building to your right.

Vino & Vespers flyerClick the graphic to the left for a flyer you can print. Or click here for a PDF version.