Due to many illnesses (apparently, there’s a rather nasty flu going around) and unexpected conflicts with our meeting day/time, we will cancel our meeting for the month of October. We hope to have everyone back up to full health in November! See you next month!
We will meet to discuss Thomas Merton’s book New Seeds of Contemplation at the Kentwood Library (located on Breton between 44th Street and 52nd Street) starting at 6pm on Wednesday, September 13th, and 6pm. We’ll discuss these chapters: Chapter 16 – The Root of War is Fear Chapter 17 – Hell as Hatred Chapter 18 … [Read more…]
Good Afternoon Friends, The next meeting of the Grand Rapids chapter of the International Thomas Merton Society will be Wednesday, August 9th at 6pm. Where We’ll Meet The Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Library, which is located on Breton between 44th Street and 52nd Street in Kentwood, in the large conference room on the second floor. Here is … [Read more…]
Good Afternoon Friends, The next meeting of the Grand Rapids chapter of the International Thomas Merton Society will be Wednesday, May 10th, at 6pm. It is also the seventh year of our existence! So, Happy 7th Birthday to Us! Where We’ll Meet The Kentwood (Richard L. Root) Library, which is located on Breton between 44th Street and … [Read more…]
We’re going to try something new for our March 8th (2023) meeting! We plan to meet in the second floor conference room at the Richard L. Root (Kentwood) Library from 6pm until 7:45pm. Our meeting day remains the same: The second Wednesday of each month. But the meeting place has changed: the Kentwood Library. And … [Read more…]
Due to power outages in West Michigan, our August 11th meeting at Orchard View Church has been canceled. We will meet September 8th.
You are cordially invited to attend our next meeting, which will be held Wednesday, March 11th, at 7pm at Baker Book House in Grand Rapids, Michigan. There, no doubt amidst lively discussion, we will finish Merton’s book No Man Is An Island with these chapters: Chapter 12 – Recollection Chapter 13 – “My Soul Remembered God” Chapter … [Read more…]
Because of a scheduling conflict, the next meeting of the Grand Rapids chapter of the International Thomas Merton Society will be March 20th, not March 13th. As you may know by now, we normally meet the second Wednesday of every month, and we will return to that schedule starting in April. But for the month … [Read more…]
In our February 13th meeting, we will discussion Chapters 8-10 in Merton’s book The Inner Experience. Plus, we will hear a short (15 minutes or so) presentation/discussion from group member Bob Hudson, author of the recently published book The Monk’s Record Player: Thomas Merton., Bob Dylan, and the Perilous Summer of 1966. Bob would like … [Read more…]