Next Meeting: October 12, 2022, @ 7pm

We will continue our discussion of The Waters of Siloe, Thomas Merton’s fascinating history of the Trappist monks this Wednesday, October 12th, at 7pm. As usual, we will meet 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 … [Read more…]

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 CisterciansII. … [Read more…]

Next Meeting: July 13, 2022 @7pm

The book we chose to read and discuss next is The Waters Of Siloe, which is the book Merton wrote about the Cistercian/Trappist Order after he entered Our Lady of Gethsemani, the monastery that was to be his home for the rest of his life.  We chose The Waters of Siloe for at least four reasons: 1. The “elders” … [Read more…]

Next Meeting: June 8, 2022 @ 7pm

The June meeting of the Grand Rapids chapter of the International Thomas Merton Society is this Wednesday night, the 8th, starting at 7:00.  Once again, we will meet here:Orchard View Church of God 2777 Leffingwell Ave NEGrand Rapids, MI 49525 Orchard View Church of God is located at the corner of 3 Mile Rd and Leffingwell in … [Read more…]

Next Meeting: May 11, 2022 @ 7pm

This Wednesday marks the sixth anniversary of the Grand Rapids chapter of the International Thomas Merton Society! That’s a major milestone. And we owe it all to our friends and faithful attenders of these monthly meetings. Thank you! Once again, we will meet here at 7pm this Wednesday:  Orchard View Church of God 2777 Leffingwell Ave NEGrand … [Read more…]

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 NEGrand 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 … [Read more…]

Next Meeting: March 9, 2022

The first meeting of 2022 for the Grand Rapids chapter of the International Thomas Merton Society will be Wednesday, March 9th, from 7-9pm, at… Orchard View Church of God 2777 Leffingwell Ave NEGrand Rapids, MI 49525 Orchard View Church of God is located at the corner of 3 Mile Rd and Leffingwell in the northeast section of … [Read more…]

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…]