Next Meeting: August 10, 2022 @7pm

The August meeting of the Grand Rapids chapter of the International Thomas Merton Society is this Wednesday, August 10th, starting at 7pm!

We will continue discussing Thomas Merton’s brilliant history of the Trappist Order, The Waters of Siloe

We’ll recap these chapters, which you read for the July 13th meeting:

I. Monasticism; St. Benedict; The Cistercians
II. De Rance and La Trappe
III. The Dispersal; First Trappist in America
IV. Foundations in Kentucky and Illinois

And we’ll add these three chapters for this Wednesday’s meeting:

V. The Trappists in Nova Scotia; Petit Clairvaux
VI. The Foundation of Gethsemani Abbey
VII. Gethsemani in the Nineteenth Century; Other American Foundations

Plus, Greg has something to share that we should be able to view with a little help from a laptop connected via HDMI cable to the TV. Greg’s presentations are always a treat. So we’re eager to see this, too. 

As usual, we will meet at 7pm at Orchard View Church of God on the corner of 3-Mile Road and Leffingwell, which is located in the northeast part of Grand Rapids. 

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

An easy way to get to Orchard View is via the East Beltline, getting off at the 3-Mile Road exit. Leffingwell is about a mile or two from the intersection of 3-Mile Road and East Beltline. The church is on the south side of 3-Mile Road just off Leffingwell. (Which is another way you could get to the church. Knapp or Leonard to Leffingwell, then north on Leffingwell until you nearly get to 3-Mile Road.)

Of course, we’ll have bottled water, treats, and enough chairs to accommodate everyone. Promise. 

See you there!

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