“Thomas Merton and David Jones: Celtic Visionaries for Our Time” Dr. Michael Higgins will explore the key ideas that linked Merton with Celtic poet David Jones in their shared dread and abhorrence of violence. In a time of national foreboding and menace, the liberating insights of these two kindred spirits–particularly the need to create a culture […]
Alumni of the former boys’ choir sing with the regular choir at the Mass in memory of their late director, William McDonald.
An evening of prayers, music, and readings on the environment from varied traditions. Today is the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron of ecology. A reception follows. September 1 to October 4 is the Season of Creation, a time when 2.2 billion Christians are invited to pray and care for creation. The beginning […]
Bus trip to Crossing Outlets and Sands Casino. Light refreshments will be served on the bus. Cost: $40. Seating is limited.
Masses: 8:00 a.m., 12:10 p.m., 6:00 p.m. (choir), 7:15 p.m. (Spanish)
“Living Together in Joy: Thomas Merton’s Invitation to New Life” led by Christine M. Bochen “I hope you and I together will secretly travel our own road to joy,” Merton wrote to thank his young friend, Grace Sisson, for a drawing she had sent him. She had entitled it “The Road to Joy.” Merton’s […]
“A Testament of Confession & Witness: The Legacy of Thomas Merton’s Philosophical Life” Featuring Jonathan Montaldo, MA, an internationally recognized writer, editor, retreat leader, and conference presenter whose work promotes the legacy of Thomas Merton and inter-spiritual contemplative traditions. Jonathan edited the second volume of Merton’s journals, Entering the Silence: The Journals of Thomas Merton, 1941-1952. The […]