The book barrow is a traditional Legion of Mary work. Catholic literature is distributed on sidewalks, street corners, in in the parish church. Legionaries who staff a Book Barrow talk with Catholics, lapsed Catholics, Protestants, and people with no religious affiliation. It's an amazing invitation to answer questions and encourage others to learn more about the Church!
Our Lady of Le Leche held its second Book Barrow this fall. Legionaries handed out Holy Cards, roses with a "Pray the Rosary" card, along with Catholic literature on a very windy October 4th during the event. We talked about the Legion of Mary and issued invitations to come to a meeting. Our booth was located in front of the Church of Christ & close to the First Baptist Church.
Another Book Barrow was held at Oktoberfest in Nashville's Germantown on October 10th. Members of Our Lady Queen of Hope and Queen of the Assumption praesidia staffed the table, meeting a surprising number of people despite the rain and wind.
A third Book Barrow is also held on the steps of St. Mary of the Seven Sorrows downtown, on Saturday mornings in spring, summer, and fall. Members from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and Queen of the Assumption gather to share materials with everyone who passes by, some days meeting up to 70 people. This work will begin again in March if anyone is interested in trying it!
Book barrow workers collect ANY books for trade to McKay's Bookstore, where they exchange them for Catholic books to share. If you would like to donate books of any kind, please bring a bag to the next Comitium meeting!
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