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Sister Kathleen Deignan, CND ”Thomas Merton: Guide Through the Dark Night of Earth” – via zoom
May 7, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm$50.00
Among the great luminaries of the Christian spiritual tradition, the modern master, Thomas Merton, shines a penetrating light upon our challenging lives and times. More than half a century after his death, Merton grows in stature and relevance as a pattern of integral ecological consciousness becomes evident throughout his written corpus as its complexity and unity become more transparent with time. As the contemporary ecological crisis deepens, we urgently require more than instrumental remedies to stem the life-loss of our ecosphere suffered at human hands. We need a penetrating understanding of the more troubling and mysterious pathology underlying it: why, indeed, have we plundered our planetary paradise?
This was the difficult “koan” Merton carried to fruition as he explored the congenital disorientation of spirit that exiles us from our common home in the community of creation. Having suffered such exile, he recovered from it, and taught a holistic therapy of contemplative living that can restore our ecological consciousness, conscience, and practice. This program will explore Merton’s wisdom for the Dark Night of Earth.
This event will include 20 minutes of Centering Prayer.
Time listed is Mountain Time.
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