Next Meeting: August 14th

Fifty years after his untimely death, Thomas Merton (1915-1968) remains one of the world’s most widely read, talked about, and beloved authors, poets, contemplatives, and spiritual teachers. But how did this Trappist monk become world famous? What were his thoughts, his struggles, his hopes, and his insights as he acclimated to a life of silence … [Read more…]

Next Meeting: May 8, 2019

Fifty years after his untimely death, Trappist monk Thomas Merton (1915-1968) remains one of the world’s most widely read, talked about, and beloved authors, poets, contemplatives, and spiritual teachers. But how did he get to be Thomas Merton? What made him the world-famous monk that he is? What were his thoughts, his struggles, his hopes, … [Read more…]

NOTE: March 20th (2019) Meeting Date

Because of a scheduling conflict, the next meeting of the Grand Rapids chapter of the International Thomas Merton Society will be March 20th, not March 13th. As you may know by now, we normally meet the second Wednesday of every month, and we will return to that schedule starting in April. But for the month … [Read more…]

Next Meeting: September 12, 2018

You are invited to join us for our monthly meeting (always the second Wednesday of every month), this time on September 12th, at Baker Book House near the corner of East Paris and 28th Street in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Time: 7pm. Location: The Community Room. For our next meeting, we will discuss Chapter 5 of … [Read more…]