Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton

Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton

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    The American Trappist monk Thomas Merton said that “if we could let go of our own obsession with what we think is the meaning of it all, we might be able to hear God’s call and follow Him in His mysterious, cosmic dance.”

    Take a journey with Merton toward spiritual transformation and a more contemplative, peace-filled life. Over eight sessions you will learn from Merton about contemplatively living through prayers, readings from Merton and other spiritual masters, along with questions for small group dialogue.

    Facilitated by Garry Richmeier C.PP.S.

    • This is an online event via Zoom.
    • Thursdays 6:45-8:30 p.m. central time
    • Jan 14 and 28, Feb. 11 and 25, March 11 and 25, April 8 and 22

    Please reserve your space by Jan 11.

    You will need to purchase a book online. The book we will use is Writing Yourself Into the Book of Life from Ave Maria Press. You can order the book here.

    If you need assistance purchasing the book, contact the organizers at info@pbrenewalcenter.org.

    Thomas Merton was a monk, poet and social activist. He entered the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani in Kentucky in December 1941 at age 26 and lived there until his death in 1968.

    “We are living in a world that is absolutely transparent, and God is shining through it all the time. … When we abandon ourselves to God and forget ourselves, we see it … this is what we are for.”

    — Thomas Merton