Next Meeting: November 10 (In Person)

Just a reminder that the last meeting in 2021 of the Grand Rapids chapter of the International Thomas Merton Society will be IN PERSON on Wednesday, November 10th (tomorrow!), at 7pm in our spiritual home: Orchard View Church of God 2777 Leffingwell Ave NEGrand Rapids, MI 49525 Orchard View Church of God is located at the corner … [Read more…]

Next Meeting: October 13 (In Person)

The next meeting of the Grand Rapids chapter of the International Thomas Merton Society will be held Wednesday, October 13, IN PERSON here: Orchard View Church of God 2777 Leffingwell Ave NEGrand Rapids, MI 49525 Orchard View Church of God is located at the corner of Three Mile Road and Leffingwell in the northeast section of Grand … [Read more…]

Next Meeting: April 14 (Zoom)

The next meeting of the Grand Rapids chapter of the International Thomas Merton Society will be Wednesday, April 14th, at 7pm via Zoom. To join, contact Bill via e-mail. Request to be included in the Zoom invitation e-mail. For our next meeting, we will dive into Thomas Merton’s book The Ascent to Truth. Written in … [Read more…]

No Meeting In December (Merry Christmas!)

RECAP OF PREVIOUS MEETING On November 11, 2020, Merton’s book The Silent Life became the springboard for lively discussions about the history of monastic life, Merton’s own vocation, and what we can glean from Merton’s insights to apply to our own lives.  Topics discussed included obedience, poverty, love (usually referred to as “charity” in Merton’s … [Read more…]