Guest Speaker, International Thomas Merton Society, CT Chapter
April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL EVENING WITH SOPHFRONIA SCOTT AS SHE REFLECTS ON HER NEW BOOK ON THOMAS MERTON, AVAILABLE ON MARCH 16, 2021!
THIS ZOOM EVENT WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2021 FROM 7:00 P.M. TO 9:00 P.M. EASTERN TIME
The Humanity of Thomas Merton and the Key to Grace for an Impossible World
The Thomas Merton who lived as a contemplative monk studying, writing, and praying was also a man who could be impatient, rambunctious, charming, deceptive, in pain and in love. In other words, he was completely human and in the vulnerability of that messy humanity he most felt the grace of God. That humanity can take Merton beyond the realm of mystic/saint, making him more accessible to us so that through him we may learn how to reach for God in the midst of our own imperfections. Author Sophfronia Scott considers this connection and, recognizing that so many of the issues of Merton’s time (race, peace, ambition, materialism, love) are, sometimes frustratingly so, still our issues today, will discuss how Merton’s work helps us to see through a lens of grace, allowing us to love the impossible world even as we seek to redeem it.