Study Circles


300 Foxcroft Ave., Ste. 302
Martinsburg, WV 25401

Contact: Dr. Donald Patthoff

2015 Update:

The Martinsburg Study Circle continues to meet within the Shepherd’s Gate Christian Life Community (CLC), and celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2015. Discussion of Communio articles often help guide or supplement CLC’s biweekly gatherings, which typically focus on recent liturgical readings as well as Creighton University’s Daily Reflections. Members of the nearby St. Joseph parish and wider community are always welcome, so meetings often include one or two new people.

Leader Donald Patthoff mentions how “bringing the depth of Communio’s reflections to the CLC process has consistently contributed a life-giving and joyful experience to each gathering; the group always looks forward to each new issue.”

Recent topics included Olivier Boulnois’s “Most High Poverty: The Challenge of the Franciscan Experiment” (Fall 2015), which fit well into a meeting that reflected on the parable of the Prodigal Son, as well as “Health” (Fall 2014) and “Saving the Differences” (Summer 2015). These latter two issues helped some members to frame critical discussions related to their professional work.