Youth Day speaker to promote ‘emotional virtue’

| October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Swafford2Sarah Swafford, a Catholic speaker and author of “Emotional Virtue: A Guide to Drama-Free Relationships,” describes on her website her book for teenagers this way: “If I could grab lunch with you, have a cup of coffee with you, or write a letter to you, this book is what I would want you to know.”

The focus of “Emotional Virtue” (Totus Tuus Press, 2014) — the complexity of dating, the right place of passions and emotion, and the freedom found in building habits for excellence — will also be the topic of Swafford’s talk at Archdiocesan Youth Day Oct. 24.

Drawing on her experience as a former freshman residence hall director at her alma mater, Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, Swafford describes emotional virtue as “the right ordering of our thoughts, actions, and desires as they relate to our relationships.”

Archdiocesan Youth Day is for high school-age youth, and will be held at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium at the St. Paul RiverCentre, 1:30-9 p.m. It will include other speakers, music from the Twin-Cities-based band Sonar and Mass with Bishop Andrew Cozzens. Dan Driver, retreat team coordinator with NET Ministries, will emcee the event.

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