Thomas Merton, Trappist Monk and writer, lived a life in exile. His exile began at his birth and became a pattern for his life and spiritual journey. His exile appeared to end when he entered the Trappist Monastery in Kentucky, yet it could be argued he continued to live in exile until his death in 1968. He spoke into a world in exile through his prose, poetry, art, photography teaching and spiritual direction directly from his on own experience.
||Thursday 23 June, 2016
||7.30 – 9.30 pm
||St Peter's Hall, Eastern Hill
||$15 (concession: $12)
Fr Glenn Loughrey|
Fr Glenn is a Merton "student", writer, poet and artist, who has published articles on Merton and exile in the 'Merton Seasonal', 'The Merton Annual', the online 'Contemplative Journal', presented papers at international conferences on Merton and leads silent retreats based on Merton for retreatants including high school students, will explore this aspect of Merton. Glenn is the priest-in-charge at St Oswald's Glen Iris.
Authorized by the Vicar
and the Institute for Spiritual Studies
Maintained by the Editor
© 2016 The Institute for Spiritual Studies