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Sorry to hear this…

Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George is undergoing treatment for cancer. He was our guest at the General Meeting in Chicago. Please keep him in your prayers… Advertisements

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Rev. John O’Brien, RIP

Paul Pearson passed along some sad news about one of our longtime members. He writes, “Fr. John O’Brien, CP, a long time ITMS member died of a massive heart attack on Friday. He was due to attend the Merton and … Continue reading

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“Of Gods and Men”

A film about the murder of 7 Cistercians monks in Algeria, “Of Gods and Men” (Des Hommes et des Dieux) is topping the French box office. In fact, it will represent France at next year’s Oscars. Is this a film … Continue reading

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Merton: Pilgrim/Steward/Evangelist

We are delighted that Bishop Robert Morneau will be one of our plenary speakers at the ITMS General Meeting at Loyola University in Chicago next June. His address is titled, “Thomas Merton: Pilgrim of the Desert and City/Steward and Evangelist … Continue reading

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Thomas Merton to John Harris

Fiona Gardner is a writer, academic supervisor and spiritual director. She is co-editor of The Merton Journal, ex-chair of the Thomas Merton Society of Great Britain and Ireland and an ITMS International adviser. Her presentation is, ‘ “You are you” that is … Continue reading

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General Meeting FAQ

We’re starting to get inquiries about our General Meeting at Loyola University in Chicago, and this blog is a good place to ask your questions.  The following post is from our expert site coordinator, Mike Brennan, who writes about where … Continue reading

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Searching for Sophia

Joshua Hollmann will present a paper called, Searching for Sophia: The Dialogical Path to Religious Peace in the Life and Thought of Nicholas of Cusa and Thomas Merton. He writes, “This paper explores how the fifteenth century philosopher Nicholas of … Continue reading

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