The UMass Amherst Libraries invite the public to the 19th Annual Fall Reception, “If You Want to be Happy, Be Grateful: The Life and Teachings of Brother David Steindl-Rast,” on Sunday, October 1, 2017, from 3 – 6 p.m. in Old Chapel, at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are appreciated by September 22, 2017: firstname.lastname@example.org, 413-545-3974.
The 2017 Fall Reception celebrates the life and work of Brother David Steindl-Rast, whose archives are an important part of the Libraries’ Special Collections. A scholar, writer, activist, and Benedictine monk, Brother David has shared a worldwide message of peace, interfaith dialog, social justice, and environmental stewardship for more than 50 years, and he is co-founder of the interactive online community A Network for Grateful Living. Brother David’s TEDTalk, Want to Be Happy? Be Grateful, has garnered over five million views.