Tales from the Only Man in the Convent
Raising Gentle Men: Lives at the Orphanage Edge by Jay Sullivan
Monday, May 13
Wine Reception: 6:30pm
Event Host: Christine Loomis
Cost: Free for members; $10 for guests
Join us for a journey to 1980s Jamaica. As a recent college graduate, the author found himself not only teaching English in a Jesuit high school in Kingston, but living at a nearby orphanage, helping three elderly nuns care for 250 abandoned, abused, and delinquent Jamaican boys. The journeys of the boys, the nuns, and the band of college students will seem strangely similar to your own path, as the author draws parallels to every person’s quest for identity, search for a meaningful role to play in life, and need to reach out to others for support and guidance along the way. You’ll hear how we all spend our lives not far from the orphanage edge. Along the way, you’ll hear how the nuns use their faith, dedication, and endless good humor in their quest to raise gentle men.
Please note that The Princeton Club has a smart casual dress code which does not allow for athletic wear or shorts; jeans are permitted; jackets and ties are suggested but not required.