The Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University

Forthcoming Events


Thomas Merton with Road Scholar Program

Road Scholar Program "Week with Thomas Merton"

The Fall 2015 Merton Road Scholar [elderhostel] week will take place from Sunday 18th October until Friday 23rd October, 2015. For further details contact Linda Bailey on (502) 272 8161 or by e-mail: lbailey@bellarmine.edu or visit the Road Scholar website.

In 2016 the Spring Road Scholar week will be from March 6th - 11th and the Fall week from October 16th - 21st.


The Paradox of Place: Thomas Merton's Photography




The exhibit of Merton's photographs celebrating the 40th Anniversary (1963-2003) of the Thomas Merton Collection at Bellarmine University is now a permanent exhibit displayed in the W. L. Lyons Brown Library on the Bellarmine University campus. This exhibit focuses on the places Merton visited in his final travels of 1968 including California, Alaska and Asia and the contrast with his photographs of Gethsemani and his hermitage.

Click here for a campus map and directions.


Financial assistance is needed to assist with funding these special events at the Thomas Merton Center. If you would be interested in assisting with funding, or becoming a major sponsor for one of these events please contact:
Dr Paul Pearson on (502) 272 8177 or by e-mail: pmpearson@bellarmine.edu