Next Meeting: March 14th

Please join us at Baker Book House near the corner of 28th Street and East Paris in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for the next meeting of the Grand Rapids chapter of the International Thomas Merton Society. We meet at 7pm in the Community Room at Baker Books. Our meetings usually last 90-120 minutes. For our next … [Read more…]

Next Meeting: February 7th

Normally you meetings are the second Wednesday of every month. But because February 14th is both Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day, we moved the meeting to Wednesday, February 7th. Same time: 7pm. Same place: The Community Room of Baker Book House near the corner of East Paris and 28th Street in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We … [Read more…]

Our Merton Library

One of the members of our group has graciously donated (they’re on semi-permanent loan) his Merton library for others to enjoy. The collection is substantial. Once we catalog all of the books, we’ll make them available to group members. NOTE: Borrowing books from our library requires one be a member for at least two successive … [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…]

Next Meeting: August 9th

The next meeting of the Grand Rapids chapter of the International Thomas Merton Society will be Wednesday, August 9th, at 7pm at Baker Book House near the corner of 28th Street and East Paris in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We will discuss chapters 6-9 of Thomas Merton’s book Contemplative Prayer. Here are some suggested questions to … [Read more…]