Next Meeting: July 14 (In Person + Zoom)

The next meeting of the Grand Rapids Chapter of the International Thomas Merton Society will be held IN PERSON for the first time in over a year.


We will meet in the Community/Activity Room at Orchard View Church – which is located at the corner of Three Mile Road and Leffingwell in the northeast part of Grand Rapids, Michigan – at 7pm on Wednesday, July 14th. Easy access is via the East Beltline. Get off on the Three Mile Road exit. Leffingwell is between the East Beltline and Dean Lake Road.

OrchardView Church of God
2777 Leffingwell Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Thomas Merton’s wonderful book The Ascent to Truth will be the topic of discussion, specifically these chapters:

Reason and Mysticism in Saint John of the Cross
– The Theological Background
– Faith and Reason
– Reason in the Life of Contemplation
– “Your Reasonable Service”
– Between Instinct and Inspiration

To accommodate people who join us from a distance, we will also hold our meeting on Zoom. So that gives people two ways to attend, depending on their location.

We hope to see you on Wednesday, July 14th, at Orchardview Church!

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