Lunch & Learn: “Poetry, Art & Story – The Prodigal Son & The Supper at Emmaus”

Date:  April 29, 2022
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Milwaukee Catholic Home

2462 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53211

Presented By: Ed Block


Join us for a complimentary lunch in our beautiful dining room, followed by this interesting and informative talk! Ed Block will discuss Henri Nouwen’s and the Rembrandt painting of The Return of the Prodigal Son, along with Denise Levertov’s The Servant Girl at Emmaus in connection with painting by Diego Velazquez, and other Emmaus paintings throughout history. Space is limited!






About the Presenter

Ed Block, Emeritus Professor of English at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, retired from teaching in 2012. He and his family have lived in Greendale, Wisconsin for twenty-eight years. There he tends a garden, does watercolors, leads book discussions at the local library, and continues to read and write about literature and compose poems. His interviews, essays, reviews and short stories have appeared in AMERICA, IMAGE, LOGOS, U.S. CATHOLIC, ST. ANTHONY MESSENGER, and a variety of other journals. He has published two books of poems, Anno Domini, and Seasons of Change. Visit him at 

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