How I Stayed Catholic At Harvard & Blessed Are the Bored in Spirit (2 Book Set)

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  • 2 Book Set
  • How I Stayed Catholic At Harvard 
  • The perfect book for college students (and parents!)
  • Blessed Are the Bored in Spirit: A Young Catholic's Search For Meaning 
  • Brings to life the struggles we may have with our faith and how God helps us work through them

How I Stayed Catholic At Harvard 

A Harvard graduate, Rhodes Scholar, and devout Catholic tells you everything you need to know about keeping your faith at a modern university. Drawing on her recent experience, Aurora Griffin shares forty practical tips relating to academics, community, prayer, and service that helped her stay Catholic in college.

She reminds us that keeping the faith is a conscious decision, reinforced by commitment to daily practices. Aurora’s story illustrates that when you decide your faith matters to you, no one can take it away, even in the most secular environments and under strong peer pressure. Throughout the book, she shows how being Catholic in college did not prevent her from having a full “college experience,” but actually enabled her to make the most of her time at Harvard.

Aurora encourages students who are about to begin this formative journey, or those now in college, that the most valuable parts of college life -- lasting friendships, intellectual growth, and cherished memories -- are experienced in a more meaningful way when lived in and through the Catholic faith.

About the Author:

Aurora Catherine Griffin attended Harvard University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Classics in 2014. There she served as President of the Catholic Student Association. She was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University, where she received a graduate degree in Theology.


Blessed Are the Bored in Spirit: A Young Catholic's Search For Meaning 

"My image of God the Father, enthroned in heaven in flowing white robes and Birkenstock sandals, was overshadowed by my certainty that he didn't want me to have any fun. God was all about rules."
—from Chapter Five

Too many young Catholics experience their faith as Mark Hart did: They rarely miss Mass even if they don't understand it; they have a Bible even if they never read it; they go to confession even if they aren't particularly repentant.

Is that your experience of Catholicism? Is yours a faith of Thou Shalt Nots? If so, forget about a dreary life of mindless obedience to rules you don't understand. It's time to enter into the transforming light of your Creator who invites you to live from the still center of his undying love.

The author's humorous and hard-hitting reflections drive home the point that God isn't calling the reader to be a good person—someone who merely obeys the rules—but a new person in Jesus Christ.


Dimensions & Specifications:

How I Stayed Catholic At Harvard 

  • Author: Aurora Griffin
  • ISBN: 9781621641285
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 184

Blessed Are the Bored in Spirit:

  • ISBN: 9780867166774
  • Author: Mark Hart
  • Format: Softcover
  • Pages: 144
  • Language: English

How I Stayed Catholic At Harvard & Blessed Are the Bored in Spirit (2 Book Set)