Heart Speaks to Heart: Correspondence as Spiritual Practice

Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center 303 Tunxis Road, West Hartford, CT, United States

Contemplative Enrichment Day with Judith Valente and Brother Paul Quenon, O.C.S.O. Through the ages, correspondence has been an important contemplative practice to recognize and share the presence of God in our lives. Thomas Merton considered his nearly 20,000 letters as an "apostolate of friendship." We’ll look at how Merton's most engaging letters inspired a years-long