N.B. I’ll be at this conference. Hope to see you there, too!
Reading Thomas Merton: The Atlanta 40th Anniversary Celebration
Thomas Merton (1915-1968), monk, writer, poet, artist, entered the Cistercian Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky on December 10, 1941. He died by accident twenty-seven years later while attending a Monastic Conference in Bangkok, Thailand. As a Roman Catholic monk, he published some fifty books while maintaining a regular monastic routine and a very active intellectual and creative life. He served as Master of Scholastics (1950-1960) and as Novice Master (1960-1965). During his final years he lived alone. Since his death almost as many books by him have appeared as when he was alive. He is one of the most important Catholic writers in the 20th century. His life and writings serve as a guide for many.
Join a wide variety of scholars, friends and students of Merton for a 2-day conference and art exhibit.
conference and exhibit Supported by: Our Lady of the Assumption RC Church; The Atlanta Chapter of the International Thomas Merton Society; Spring Hill College; The Aquinas Center at Emory University; The Thomas merton center at bellarmine university; trinity book & gift shop at the ignatius house; THE ABBEY BOOKSTORE AT THE MONASTERY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.