THOMAS MERTON AND CELTIC SPIRITUALITY
A public talk and a retreat with Dr. Monica Weis SJJ
Speaker and facilitator Monica Weis is a Sister of St. Joseph of Rochester and emerita professor of English at Nazareth College in Rochester, New York. A long-time member of the International Thomas Merton Society and former Vice President of ITMS. Dr. Weis is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences. Her recent books include Thomas Merton’s Gethsemani: Landscapes of Paradise, The Environmental Vision of Thomas Merton , and Thomas Merton and the Celts.
Exploring the World of Thomas Merton: Inner and Outer Landscapes
Sat. March 24, 2018, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Cost: $50, registration required as lunch / hospitality included. Please register by contacting Susan Cowan, Community Relations Director, at email@example.com or 604-988-8835
The retreat is a day of exploration and reflection on how geography shapes our attitudes / prayer; how Merton’s prayer was transformed by nature; how his fascination with Celtic spirituality and his own mystical poetry have relevance for our spiritual journey today.
Location: Canadian Memorial Centre for Peace, 1825 West 16th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Co-sponsored by the Thomas Merton Society of Canada and Canadian Memorial United Church & Centre for Peace.