Next Meeting: May 8, 2019

Fifty years after his untimely death, Trappist monk Thomas Merton (1915-1968) remains one of the world’s most widely read, talked about, and beloved authors, poets, contemplatives, and spiritual teachers. But how did he get to be Thomas Merton? What made him the world-famous monk that he is? What were his thoughts, his struggles, his hopes, … [Read more…]

Next Meeting: September 12, 2018

You are invited to join us for our monthly meeting (always the second Wednesday of every month), this time on September 12th, at Baker Book House near the corner of East Paris and 28th Street in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Time: 7pm. Location: The Community Room. For our next meeting, we will discuss Chapter 5 of … [Read more…]

Next Meeting: June 13, 2018

A big THANK YOU to all who attended last Wednesday night’s (May 9th) meeting. It was a lively one, with lots of discussion (both during and long after). After our meeting, Karen shared a special project she’s working on with her church. It involves sending items such as colored pencils, crayons, coloring books, and a … [Read more…]

Next Meeting: November 8th

The last meeting in 2017 of the Grand Rapids chapter of the International Thomas Merton Society will be Wednesday, November 8th, at 7pm, at Baker Book House in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It’s our tradition to take a break from meeting in December to give everyone time to focus on Christmas with all of its unique … [Read more…]

Next Meeting: September 13th

In our September meeting, we will cover chapters 8-11 of Merton’s book Contemplative Prayer. NOTE: We will start the book discussion portion of our meeting with Chapter 11 (XI) of Contemplative Prayer. If we only discuss one chapter Wednesday night, Chapter 11 is the one to discuss. We believe its content is essential to an … [Read more…]