St Mary’s Book Group

The next book will be Shusaku Endo’s Silence.Silence

With an introduction by Martin Scorsese

Father Rodrigues is an idealistic Portuguese Jesuit priest who, in the 1640s, sets sail for Japan on a determined mission to help the brutally oppressed Japanese Christians and to discover the truth behind unthinkable rumours that his famous teacher Ferreira has renounced his faith. Once faced with the realities of religious persecution Rodrigues himself is forced to make an impossible choice: whether to abandon his flock or his God.

Winner of the 1966 Tanizaki Prize, Silence is Shusaku Endo’s most highly acclaimed novel and a classic of its genre. It caused major controversy in Japan following its publication in 1967.

We meet at the Rectory on 20th February at 8 pm.



This is followed by our Lent Book 2018: Say it to God – Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book Say it to Godfor 2018 by Luigi Gioia.

Want to renew your prayer life?

Have you ever felt a stumbling block in your prayers? Something you just can’t say, or don’t know how to say?

Or even just want a breath of fresh air for your prayer?

Say It To God is a simple, honest, and inspiring prayer journey through Lent.

You are warmly invited to read this book during the weeks of Lent and then come to a discussion on it on 28th March at Christa’s house, 97 Southend in Garsington.