Next Meeting: March 8th

Our February meeting (on Wednesday the 8th) was another robust one. After watching the last 20-30 minutes of a movie about Merton’s life, we turned to the last chapter (“The General Dance”) from Merton’s book New Seeds of Contemplation – and that quickly became the springboard to discuss… …the need to focus on the moment… … [Read more…]

Recap of January 11th Meeting – Wow!

Last night’s meeting of the Grand Rapids Chapter of the International Thomas Merton Society was fascinating. One of the best yet. Thank you! To start, we watched another 20-25 minutes of the DVD about Merton’s life titled Soul Searching. Then we finished discussing the chapters on prayer in New Seeds of Contemplation that Fr. Patrick … [Read more…]

Next Meeting: January 4

In the next meeting of the Thomas Merton Society of Grand Rapids we will discuss prayer – as Thomas Merton understood it, and as he wrote about it in his important and influential book New Seeds of Contemplation. If you don’t yet have a copy of New Seeds of Contemplation, you can buy one at … [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: September 14

We will continue our robust discussion of Thomas Merton’s seminal work New Seeds of Contemplation at our next meeting, which will be Wednesday, September 14, at 7pm at Baker Book House in Grand Rapids, Michigan. You can buy a copy of New Seeds of Contemplation at Baker Book House. Right-click here to download the pdf … [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…]

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…]