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Contemplative Radical: The Legacy of Thomas Merton
Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
One event on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 7:00pm
One event on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 7:00pm
One event on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 7:00pm
Amidst a monk’s life of silence and prayer, Thomas Merton (1915-1968) authored over fifty books. Deeply rooted in the contemplative tradition, he spoke prophetically on issues of war, race, and the economy. He was a chaplain to the peace movement of the 1960s. A pioneer of interfaith dialogue, he formed relationships with Buddhist, Hindu, Sufi , and Jewish mystics and theologians.
His voice remains immediate and compelling today. His insistence that social action requires a grounding in contemplative vision makes him an ideal saint for The Church of the Redeemer.
Join us for four Wednesday sessions at 7 p.m. at The Church of the Redeemer, as we explore Merton’s legacy and how he points us toward the future. The schedule for these events can be found below. Please register for the events.
September 18 – Thomas Merton: Global Visionary – with Michael Higgins Register
October 16 – Woods, Landscape, City: The Prophetic Spirituality of Thomas Merton – with Paul Pynkoski Register
November 20– Thomas Merton and Wisdom-Sophia: Awakening to the Feminine Face of God – with Christopher Pramuk Register
January 15, 2020 – We Are Already One: Indigenous Peoples and Race in Thomas Merton – with Paul Dekar Register