"I came to love the ocean as a boy, growing up in Guilford, Connecticut, whose beaches and estuaries look out upon Long Island Sound. I caught snapper blues, blue crabs, eels, and bunker in the estuary river that ran a mile from my father's house...You cannot watch the Atlantic in the early fall for long hours in the dying sunlight, alone on a pile of rocks used as a way station for seabirds, and not come away knowing that you are but a whisper in eternity."
These words are part of the adventure story, "In Pursuit of Giants: One Man's Global Search for the Last Great Fish" by Matt Rigney, a book which offers insight in to why one avid sportsfisherman has become invested in saving the environment. On Sunday, November 18 at 1:00 pm, Mercy Center at Madison will welcome Matt as he shares the story of his book and personal journey, answering questions from attendees, and offering his perspective on how we may all contribute to saving our oceans and the life which inhabits them. Following the presentation and conversation books will be available for purchase and signing. Please join us for an afternoon program suitable for the entire family!
Rooted in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Center welcomes individuals and groups of diverse faiths and backgrounds to a peaceful place of natural beauty for personal, professional and spiritual renewal and growth. We have been welcoming guests to our sacred grounds for 40 years for retreats, conferences, and special events. This program is part of our ongoing "A Spirituality of Justice" series which explores the critical concerns of the Sisters of Mercy and invites attendees to reflect on how they incorporate justice into their own spirituality. For more information on our ministry, please visit our website at www.mercybythesea.org.
What: Matt Rigney, "In Pursuit of Giants" author talk and book signing
When: Sunday, November 18, 1:00 pm
Where: Mercy Center at Madison
167 Neck Road
Madison, CT 06443