Next Meeting: January 8th

The time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is hectic enough. Especially when the weather in Michigan turns ugly. That’s why the Grand Rapids chapter of the International Thomas Merton Society takes the month of December off every year to give its members one less thing to worry about. When we reconvene on Wednesday, January … [Read more…]

Next Meeting: October 11th

The next meeting of the Grand Rapids chapter of the International Thomas Merton Society will be Wednesday, October 11th, at 7pm at Baker Book House, which is located near the corner of East Paris and 28th Street in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We will finish Merton’s superb book Thoughts In Solitude.

Next Meeting: August 14th

Fifty years after his untimely death, 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 this Trappist monk become world famous? What were his thoughts, his struggles, his hopes, and his insights as he acclimated to a life of silence … [Read more…]

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…]

NOTE: March 20th (2019) Meeting Date

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…]