Awareness, Witness and Joy: Thomas Merton’s Vocation and Ours

Date(s) - October 16, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Canadian Memorial Centre for Peace

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Public Talk by Christine M. Bochen – Wed. Oct. 16, 7:30 pm

Co-sponsored by the Thomas Merton Society of Canada and Canadian Memorial United Church & Centre for Peace

This lecture will explore the vision that underlies Merton’s vocation and its relevance for us to day.   Vocation is grounded in awareness (awakening to the presence of God within self and others and nature); in witness (embracing a way of life that reflects recognizing that we have been made many and one and committing ourselves to justice and peace-making): and in joy (living with gratitude, delight, and hopefulness).

Admission is by donation at the door.

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Christine M. Bochen is professor emerita of religious studies at Nazareth College and former holder of the William H. Shannon Chair in Catholic Studies as well as a founding member and past president of the ITMS. Among her publications are The Thomas Merton Encyclopedia, co-authored with William H. Shannon and Patrick O’Connell; Volume 6 of Merton’s journals; several collections of Merton’s letters, including The Courage for Truth; Thomas Merton: Essential Writings; and most recently, The Way of Mercy.

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