Thomas Merton: A 20th Century Prophetic Voice

December 9, 10:10am or 4pm, Lower School Big Room
You are invited to hear Kevin Gillespie, S.J. offer an overview of Merton’s life and legacy on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Merton’s death. The opening words from the spiritual classic, The Seven Story Mountain served as the way by which Thomas Merton’s described his birth. Fr Gillespie will on December 10, 1968 the world was shocked with Merton’s sudden death while on a pilgrimage to Thailand. Excerpts from some of his significant writings will be offered. Audience participation will be invited.