EVENING OF RECOLLECTION BY DOMINICAN BROTHER JOHN PAUL KERN, O.P.
On Wednesday, June 8, 2016, Dominican (student) Brother John Paul Kern, O.P., will offer an evening of recollection at the Church of the Holy Innocents (West 37th Street, NYC).
5:15PM – The evening will start with the recitation of the Rosary (according to the Dominican practice) in the Presence of the Most Blessed Sacrament.
5:45PM – Reposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament.
6:00PM – (Traditional) Mass.
7:00PM – Brother Kern will offer a talk titled: “Living Mercy: A Recollection for the Jubilee Year of Mercy,” which will help us meditate on the Mercy of God, how to better receive God’s healing Mercy, and living as a missionary of Mercy.
8:00PM – Recitation of (Dominican) Compline in English. After the recitation of the Canonical Hour of Compline, there will be a wine & cheese reception in the parish hall.
Br. John Paul Kern, O.P was in the Navy on the West Coast & he lived with his family settled in Alexandria. He attended Penn State University in Mechanical Engineering. After graduate school (in Nuclear Engineering), he converted to the Catholic Church. He got a job with the Nuclear Regulation Commission in Washington, D.C. and was eventually transferred to the Southeastern PA office. He discerned a Religious vocation and entered the Order of Preachers. He is very personable, has a good sense of humor, and is well grounded.