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This study will last 6 weeks and begins the week of 2.24.20


Session Options are:

Mondays from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

(Begins 2.24.20)
Tuesdays from 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM 

(Begins 2.25.20)
Wednesdays from 9 AM – 10 AM 

(Begins 2.27.20)

Thursdays from 7 AM – 8 AM 

(Begins 2.27.20)

Thursdays from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM 

(Begins 2.27.20)

Join us for a

Women's Book Study! 

Boundless Compassion by Joyce Rupp

Creating a Way of Life

With master teacher Joyce Rupp, you will learn to develop compassion as never before. You will discover compassion from science, medicine, theology, spirituality, sociology, and psychology. You will be encouraged to explore personal and professional expressions of compassion, and to re-energize your ability to offer loving kindness to those around you.

Rupp has felt the call to walk with others in their suffering since she was a young member of the Servants of Mary, whose charism is compassion. She eventually cofounded the Boundless Compassion program with Sr. Margaret Stratman, O.S.M.


Based on the format and theme of Rupp’s bestselling books like Open the Door and her popular workshops conducted by the Center of Compassionate Presence, Boundless Compassion has the power to transform your life, giving you wisdom, confidence, understanding, and inspiration to be a more caring presence. It will help you build on relational skills, learn self-care, gain wisdom for incorporating loss and suffering into your active life, and find ways to show compassion at work.


By the book's end, you will feel prepared to live with a renewed commitment to a compassionate presence for yourself and those who are in the midst of pain, struggle, and transition. 


  • Is there a cost?  $15 for the book (cash or checks payable to St. Joseph Catholic Church or pay online)

  • How do I register?  Click on the SIGN-UP button that corresponds with the session that works best for you.

  • What is the last date to register?  February 17, 2020

  • Questions?    Contact Jamie Hall at

More about the book

Named one of the Top 50 Spirituality Books of 2018 by Spirituality & Practice. Winner of a 2019 Catholic Press Association Award: Spirituality/Soft Cover Books (First Place) and a 2019 Association of Catholic Publishers Award: Spirituality Books (Second Place).

"Living compassionately is rarely convenient and often downright challenging," writes Joyce Rupp, bestselling and award-winning author and retreat leader. The definitive Christian guide to compassion, Boundless Compassion is the culmination of Rupp's research and work as co-director of the Servite Center of Compassionate Presence. Through this six-week personal transformation process for developing and deepening compassion, Rupp nudges, encourages, and inspires you to grow in the kind of love that motivated Jesus’ life and mission for his disciples.

St. Joseph Catholic Church

3512 Devine Street

Columbia, SC  29205


Fax: 803.799.7607


St. Joseph Catholic School


Fax: 803.540.1913


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(Closes at 12:30 PM on Fridays in July)

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