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A Week With Thomas Merton

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Program #1458RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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Itinerary for Oct 19 — Oct 24, 2014

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Type: Hotel

Contact info:
1921 Bishop Ln
Louisville, KY 40218 USA
phone: 502-456-4411
Facility amenities: Exercise equipment.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $60 night plus taxes.
Contact hotel directly. Ask for Bellarmine Road Scholar program rate.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, October 19 - Arrival and Check In/Welcome and Orientation
Afternoon: Pick up packet at hotel beginning at 4:00 PM.

Dinner: Dinner at hotel.

Evening: Welcome, orientation and program overview. Get to know your fellow participants and program staff.

Lodging: Best Western Airport East

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
1921 Bishop Ln
Louisville, KY 40218 USA
phone: 502-456-4411
Facility amenities: Exercise equipment.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $60 night plus taxes.
Contact hotel directly. Ask for Bellarmine Road Scholar program rate.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, October 20 - Visit Merton Center/2 Presentations on Merton by ...
Visit Merton Center/2 Presentations on Merton by Director of Center/Visit Cathedral & Merton Square in Downtown Louisville/Video on Monks Who Knew Merton in Evening

Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Visit Our Lady of the Woods Chapel on Bellarmine campus. Presentation on Thomas Merton by Director of Merton Center in the Center. View Merton Square and Marker in downtown Louisville. Attend Noon Mass at Cathedral (optional).

Lunch: Lunch at downtown restaurant

Afternoon: Presentation on Thomas Merton by Director of Center. Explore the Center.

Dinner: Dinner at hotel.

Evening: Presentation on "Meditation."

Lodging: Best Western Airport East

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
1921 Bishop Ln
Louisville, KY 40218 USA
phone: 502-456-4411
Facility amenities: Exercise equipment.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $60 night plus taxes.
Contact hotel directly. Ask for Bellarmine Road Scholar program rate.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, October 21 - 3 Presentations: Merton the Artist, Merton Writer...
3 Presentations: Merton the Artist, Merton Writer and Poet, and Merton's Cold War Letters/Explore the Merton Center/Presentation on Merton and Interreligious Dialogue in evening.

Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Presentation on "Merton the Artist" at Bellarmine Merton Center,

Lunch: Lunch at University Dining Hall

Afternoon: Presentations on: "Merton: Writer & Poet" and "Merton's Cold War Letters" at Bellarmine Merton Center. Explore the Merton Center.

Dinner: Dinner at hotel.

Evening: Presentation on the Appalachian Dulcimer by Maureen Sellers, nationally-known Dulcimer performer.

Lodging: Best Western Airport East

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
1921 Bishop Ln
Louisville, KY 40218 USA
phone: 502-456-4411
Facility amenities: Exercise equipment.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $60 night plus taxes.
Contact hotel directly. Ask for Bellarmine Road Scholar program rate.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, October 22 - Presentation on Thomas Merton & DVD on Gethsemani...
Presentation on Thomas Merton & DVD on Gethsemani in morning/Free Afternoon

Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Presentations at hotel meeting room: "Learning to Live and Keep on Going" and "Merton and Ecumenism."

Lunch: Lunch at hotel.

Afternoon: Suggestions for free afternoon: sightseeing, a visit on your own to the Merton Center, reading, relaxation.

Dinner: Dinner at hotel

Evening: View Video: "Taste of Gethsemani: Monks who Knew Merton", followed by discussion time (optional)

Lodging: Best Western Airport East

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
1921 Bishop Ln
Louisville, KY 40218 USA
phone: 502-456-4411
Facility amenities: Exercise equipment.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $60 night plus taxes.
Contact hotel directly. Ask for Bellarmine Road Scholar program rate.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, October 23 - Visit to Cathedral and Merton Bookstore in Bardst...
Visit to Cathedral and Merton Bookstore in Bardstown, KY/Visit Abbey of Gethsemani/Dulcimer Performance in evening

Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Travel to Bardstown, KY, to visit St. Joseph's Proto-Cathedral and a bookstore that sells Merton books.

Lunch: Lunch at restaurant in Bardstown, KY.

Afternoon: Visit the Abbey of Gethsemani in Trappist, KY. While there, attend the Office of Nones, listen to presentation by a monk who knew Merton (if available), visit Merton gravesite.

Dinner: Dinner at hotel.

Evening: Discuss Merton essay "Day of a Stranger"

Lodging: Best Western Airport East

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, October 24 - Two Presentations on Thomas Merton/Program Wrap U...
Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel.

Morning: 2 Presentations: "A Walk in the Woods with Thomas Merton" and "Thomas Merton's Geography of Place," followed by closing activities.

Lunch: Lunch at 11:30 AM. Program ends after lunch.

Afternoon: Independent departures after lunch.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


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Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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