Next Meeting: April 13, 2022

The next meeting of the Grand Rapids chapter of the International Thomas Merton Society will be Wednesday, April 13th, from 7-9pm, at…

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

Orchard View Church of God is located at the corner of 3 Mile Rd and Leffingwell in the northeast section of Grand Rapids. Easy access is via the East Beltline. Get off at the 3 Mile Road exit. Leffingwell is on the south side of 3 Mile Road between the East Beltline and Dean Lake Road. (You can see the church from 3 Mile Road.) 

Of course, we will offer bottled water and treats. Probably even some decaf coffee and tea, for those so inclined.

We will continue to discuss Merton’s autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain, by exploring these chapters (which roughly consist of pages 130-246:

Chapter Three – The Harrowing of Hell (pages 130-144) – in case there was something in these pages we didn’t discuss last time.

Chapter Four – The Children in the Marketplace (pages 145-182)

Chapter One – With a Great Price (pages 185-246)

The Seven Storey Mountain is a marvelous book that helps put Thomas Merton’s later thoughts and books into perspective.

Come join us as we retrace the steps Fr. Louis’ took that eventually brought him to Our Lady of Gethsemani monastery in rural Kentucky. 

If you don’t yet have a copy of The Seven Storey Mountain, you can probably get it from Amazon in a day or two by clicking here.

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See you at 7pm on Wednesday, April 13th!

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