The Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University

ITMS 16TH General Meeting


The Sixteenth General Meeting

of the International Thomas Merton Society

will be held at
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California

from June 27-30, 2019


Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara University blends high-tech innovation with a social consciousness grounded in the Jesuit educational tradition. The campus spans 106 lush acres with world-renowned gardens and state-of-the-art facilities all surrounding an iconic Mission.

Santa Clara is located at the southern tip of the San Francisco Bay, adjacent to San Jose, the 10th largest city in the U.S., and just two miles from San Jose International Airport.

Plenary Speakers:


Presidential Address
Mark C. Meade


Opening Sessions:

First-Timers' Session

Chapters Workshop

Merton Scholars

Emerging Scholars


Concurrent Sessions:


Workshops, Guided Prayer & Special Presentations:


Program Committee


Michael W. Higgins, Bridgeport, CT (Chair)

Natalie Terry, San Francisco, CA (Site Coordinator)

Christine M. Bochen, Rochester, NY

Kevin Burns, Ottawa, ON

Cassidy Hall, Venice, CA

Mark C. Meade, Louisville, KY

David Orberson, New Albany, IN

Joseph Q. Raab, Adrian, MI







 Santa Clara Site Committee

Natalie Terry (Site Coordinator)