Next Meeting: April 12th @ 7pm

Our last meeting (March 8th) was delightful. THANK YOU! I don’t recall a time when nobody wanted to leave afterwards and everyone stuck around for a half hour continuing to talk. We welcomed four new people (William, Rose, Jack, and Peach) to the group, learned much from them, including how they found themselves in that … [Read more…]

Next Meeting: February 8th

The next meeting of the International Thomas Merton Society, Grand Rapids Chapter, will be Wednesday, February 8th at 7pm in the Community Room at Baker Book House, which is near the corner of East Paris and 28th Street in Grand Rapids, Michigan. On that night, we will begin to study Thomas Merton’s book Contemplative Prayer, … [Read more…]

Next Meeting: November 9

We had another outstanding meeting last Wednesday night (October 12th), with four new people joining us. Welcome Jim, Angel, Tim, and Christian! It was a fun time. We talked about the DVD The Many Storeys and Last Days of Thomas Merton, and continued our discussion of New Seeds of Contemplation – a discussion that’s far … [Read more…]

Next Meeting: October 12

Our group has had such a wonderful time digging into Fr. Louis’ seminal book New Seeds of Contemplation that we will spend another meeting discussing it. We will gather together again on Wednesday, October 12, at 7pm, at Baker Book House near the corner of 28th Street and East Paris in Grand Rapids, Michigan. You … [Read more…]

Next Meeting: August 10

You are invited to join us for the next meeting of the Grand Rapids chapter of the International Thomas Merton Society. We will meet at Baker Book House in Grand Rapids, Michigan, at 7pm, Wednesday, August 10th. Download a pdf of our marketing flyer here. E-mail it to friends who might be interested. This time, … [Read more…]

We’re Off to a Great Start!

The first meeting of the Grand Rapids chapter of the International Thomas Merton Society was a success! In all, 10 people were there to watch the movie Merton: A Film Biography, to see photos of Bill’s last retreat to the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani, and to share some of our personal stories about … [Read more…]

Welcome!

We are thrilled to introduce the new Grand Rapids, Michigan, chapter of the International Thomas Merton Society. Our first meeting will be held Wednesday, May 11, at 7pm in the Community Room at Baker Book House, which is located near the corner of 28th Street and East Paris in Southeast Grand Rapids. That evening, we’ll … [Read more…]