Monthly Archives: July 2010

Merton’s Urbane Spirituality

Kathleen Deignan, CND is Professor of Religious Studies at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY and director of the Iona Spirituality Institute. A member of the board of The International Thomas Merton Society, and composer in residence with Schola Ministries, … Continue reading

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Merton and the Spanish Carmelites

Cristóbal Serrán-Pagán is currently an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Valdosta State University. He is the onsite coordinator for the Daggy Program. He’ll be presenting a paper at the ITMS General Meeting in Chicago entitled, Merton’s Ruminations … Continue reading

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Don’t miss Dr. Martin Marty

I’m happy to tell you that thanks to the good work of our Program Committee, including chair Don Grayston, site coordinator Mike Brennan and committee member Vaughn Fayle, O.F.M., Dr. Martin Marty has agreed to address the ITMS General Meeting … Continue reading

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Are we addicted to technology?

Reading this blog means you take advantage of the rapidly-developing world of technology, but are too many of us addicted to the instant gratification that it provides? 2 presenters will address the issue during the ITMS General Meeting in Chicago. … Continue reading

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Preparing the Chicago program

In the coming days and weeks, I’ll be posting details about the papers and workshops to be presented at the ITMS General Meeting at Loyola-Lakefront in Chicago. There will be a wide variety of topics available. Whether you have just … Continue reading

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Merton 101

If you’re looking for a good primer about the life of Thomas Merton, check out this video from the PBS program, Religion & Ethics Newsweekly. The reporter, Judy Valente, will be making a presentation at our General Meeting in Chicago … Continue reading

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“With Roots in Eternity..”

During our site visit to Loyola University-Lakefront in Chicago, our program committee came up with a theme for the 2011 ITMS General Meeting: “With Roots in Eternity: Merton, the Desert and the City”. With that in mind, we asked Sister … Continue reading

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