The Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University

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"En Vivant Avec Sagesse" Commémoration Montréal Thomas Merton. 7 et 8 Décembre 2018. Institut de Pastorale des Dominicains 2715, chemin de la Côte Sainte-Catherine Montréal, Qué, Canada, H3T 1B6. Further details to follow.






"'Disappear From View'? Thomas Merton Fifty Years Later and Beyond" - A Conference commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Merton's Death Featuring Keynote Speaker: Richard Rohr, OFM. Friday & Saturday December 7–8, 2018. Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL. Further Information on speakers, schedule, and registration to follow.





Spalding University's Huff Gallery is hosting an exhibit entitled "Merton Among Us" from Fall 2018 through to February 2019. The exhibit will feature interpretations of Merton by seven visual artists and seven guest writers from the local community. Further information to follow.


"Merton Reads in a Clearing", 14"x22", mixed media on paper, 2016, Joe McGee



Throughout the Fall of 2018 the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University is hosting a series of events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Thomas Merton's death. Speakers include:

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A Hidden Wholeness: The Zen Photography of Thomas Merton will be on exhibit in the chapel at Union Theological Seminary, 3041 Broadway, from March 19th until April 13th, 2018.





March 22, 2018.

Beyond the Shadow and the Disguise: The Spiritual Maturity of Thomas Merton. A Study Day Led by Fiona Gardner in Salisbury.

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April 6-8, 2018.

Facing the Life-and-Death Issues. Twelth General Meeting and Conference of the Thomas Merton Society of Great Britain and Ireland.

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June 12 - 15, 2018.

Prophecy and Renewal: Thomas Merton International Symposium. In 2018, between 12 – 15 June, Sant’Anselmo will host an international symposium to explore these reflections on the Aventine Hill in Rome, in conjunction with the Associazione Thomas Merton Italia.

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