Book of the Month

The St. Vincent Ferrer Book Club offers an invitation to parishioners interested in reading and discussing a religious book (fiction/nonfiction) by a variety of authors who inspire, teach, and encourage the readers to be better Catholics by the examples of their lives and/or the lives of the saints.

The SVF Book Club’s next choice is … “The Heart of the Matter,” by Graham Greene. Regarded as one of the great writers of the 20th century, Graham Greene’s masterpiece, The Heart of the Matter, tells the story of a good man enmeshed in love, intrigue, and evil in a West African coastal town.

Scobie is bound by strict integrity to his role as assistant police commissioner and by severe responsibility to his wife, Louise, for whom he cares with a fatal pity. With his integrity giving way to deceit and dishonor, Scobie’s world crumbles, his personal crisis develops the foundation of a story that turns suspenseful, fascinating, and, finally, tragic. Is there anywhere a spark of redemption?

Read The Heart of the Matter and discuss it at the SVF Book Club. Meet in the St. Peter House on Friday, March 23rd. Books can be purchased online at, or Pick the session time that’s best for you: 9:30 A.M. or 7:00 P.M. Email Roger Stenson to sign up and for more information at [email protected]