Monthly Archives: May 2012

Advance planning

It’s great to be back at Bellarmine University. In addition to work on the 2013 General Meeting at Sacred Heart University, we’re also thinking ahead to the centenary of Thomas Merton’s birth in 2015. Tomorrow, the Program Committee meets. The … Continue reading

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Almost time….

The ITMS Program Committee meets this weekend at Bellarmine University, where we will evaluate the 70+ proposals for papers, workshops, creative presentations and meditation/prayer sessions for our General Meeting next year. There won’t be room for everything, so we will … Continue reading

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R.I.P., John Ford

Paul Pearson reports the following… John J. Ford, a friend and correspondent of Merton, died in Louisville on Monday at the age of 84. After the death of John Slate, a Columbia classmate and attorney who’d been working with Merton … Continue reading

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There’s still time…

If you have an idea for a workshop/paper/creative or dramatic presentation/guided meditation or prayer session for the next General Meeting of the International Thomas Merton Society, remember the deadline is May 15! We have a number of great ideas so … Continue reading

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10 days and counting

The deadline for submitting proposals for the next ITMS General Meeting is May 15! Do you have an idea for a scholarly paper, workshop, creative/dramatic presentation or prayer session that is related to our theme, “Living Together with Wisdom: Merton’s … Continue reading

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Shannon funeral plans confirmed

From Nazareth College… Monsignor William H. Shannon died Sunday at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse. He was 94. Fr. Shannon was appointed in 1946 as professor of religion at Nazareth College. He was named a full professor in 1958 … Continue reading

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