The Little Way: Fr. Brian Soliven at Monk's Cellar

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Monk's Cellar
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 7:00pm
St. Thérèse of Lisieux
Our Church desperately needs saints—men and women given over to Jesus Christ so completely, they are radioactive. “The Little Way” of Thérèse of Lisieux provides a simple yet ferocious path of holiness that each of us can begin now. We’ll explore critical aspects of this spirituality, its origin and finally its lived application. If we live our Christian well, our lives will be that shining light pointing to Jesus Christ: “Modern man listens more willingly to witnesses than to teachers or if he listens to teachers, he does so because they are witnesses." - Saint Paul VI


We invite any young adult (typically 18-39... or close), Catholic or not, to join us. If you are not a young adult, please do not take a seat from somody who is. We are most grateful to our friends at Monk's Cellar who have welcomed us at no cost. You buying an amazing dinner while present is a great way to thank them for their hospitality. The beer starts flowing at 7pm. It is purchased by St. Joseph Marello parish - and is completely free to you. Come early for a good seat. These events usually fill up. Please invite your friends, family, and anybody who could use a good talk, good beer, and good company. New faces are always welcome. 


Fr. Brian J. Soliven was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Soon after his birth, his family moved to California where he spent the majority of his life. His formative years were spent in Elk Grove. While earning his BA in Psychology at UC Davis, he felt the call to the priesthood and after graduation, he entered the seminary for the Diocese of Sacramento. After 2 years of philosophy studies at Mt. Angel Seminary in Oregon, he was sent to the North American College in Rome. While there, he earned a second BA in Theology and a graduate licentiate in Spiritual Theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, focusing on spiritual development of St. Thérèse of Lisieux. Ordained to the priesthood in 2011, he is currently serving as pastor at Holy Family Parish in Portola, California. 








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