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A Week With Thomas Merton

Immerse yourself in the life of Thomas Merton at Bellarmine University — official repository of Merton’s work — as you enjoy lectures, readings and a visit to his Abbey of Gethsemani.
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Program No. 1458RJ
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6 days
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929
Kentucky

A Week With Thomas Merton

Immerse yourself in the life of Thomas Merton at Bellarmine University — official repository of Merton’s work — as you enjoy lectures, readings and a visit to his Abbey of Gethsemani.
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6 days
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Program No. 1458 RJ
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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 Immerse yourself in Merton’s life through a multimedia survey of his published and unpublished works, critical studies and personal reflections, all emphasizing the unique place that Merton holds in the 21st century.
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Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • 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.
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