THOMAS MERTON: Contemplative Wisdom for the 21st Century in 2 Parts (via Zoom)

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Friday & Saturday, October 2 & 3 (Part 1, Sessions 1-2: further schedule details below)

Friday & Saturday, October 23 & 24 (Part 2, Sessions 3-4: further schedule details below)

NOTE: It is hoped that each person will be able to attend all four sessions, but you have the opportunity to register for each session separately.
 
The voice of Thomas Merton reaches across time with clear-eyed guidance that speaks directly to many of the struggles we are facing in today’s world. Division. Disease. Conflict. Fear. Injustice. Separation. Racial Inequality. Author and International Thomas Merton Society board member Judith Valente, OblSB, will lead us through guided meditations on insights we can derive from the writings of Thomas Merton to help us draw meaning from this difficult time in our history.
 
PART ONE
Session 1: Friday, Oct. 2
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
“Why We Still Need and Read Thomas Merton”
 
Session 2: Saturday, Oct. 3
9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
“What Might Merton Say About the Age of Covid-19?”
 
PART TWO
Session 3: Friday Oct 23
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
“Merton, Prayer & Contemplation”
 
Session 4: Saturday Oct 24
9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
“Merton & Nature”
 
Free will offering. Registration required. Register online or call 913.360.6173.