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LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY

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.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
One of the 20th century’s leading Catholic mystics and thinkers, Thomas Merton’s writings and teachings inspired an awakening of spiritual exploration. There is no better place to study this Trappist monk than Bellarmine University, the official repository for Merton's manuscripts, poems, letters, journals, tapes, drawings, photography and memorabilia. Immerse yourself in Merton’s life through a multimedia survey of his published and unpublished works, critical studies and personal reflections, all emphasizing the unique place that Merton holds in the 21st century.


Highlights

• Visit the Abbey of Gethsemani to meet those who lived and worked with Merton (if available) and view his gravesite.
• Enjoy presentations on Thomas Merton by the Director of the Merton Center.
• Be stimulated by Merton's profound thinking in selected writings, poetry, photographs, and videos housed at the Merton Center.

Activity Notes

Minimal walking and standing.

Coordinated by Bellarmine University.


Our Value Promise To You

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
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

Ratings

4.7
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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