Awakening the Creative Spirit:
A Day Inspired by Thomas Merton
October 19th and 20th, 2018
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Friday Evening - October 19th:
Screening of "The Many Storeys and Last Days of Thomas Merton" with Morgan Atkinson presenting new segments and interacting with the audience afterwards in a Q & A session.
Morgan Atkinson is a documentary producer based in Louisville, KY. In a career spanning 30 + years he has focused on people or groups seeking meaning through a spiritual search. His earlier work on Thomas Merton entitled “Soul Searching: The Journey of Thomas Merton” was aired nationally on PBS. Over his career he has written and produced more than 15 long-form documentaries that have been broadcast on PBS stations across the country.
Saturday - October 20th:
Monks, Merton & Music
Br. Paul Quenon, OSCO
Fr. Michael Casagram, OCSO
Performing music from Final Office for Father Louis and
|Merton's prophetic role in the Church & today's society today
In 1987 he began work as editor-in-chief of Orbis Books. He is the author of several books, many of which have received awards; his Blessed Among All Women tied a Catholic Press Association record by winning awards for Gender, Spirituality, and Popular Presentation of the Catholic Faith. He is the editor of the published diaries and letters of Dorothy Day.
Afternoon Workshops &
Track 1 -
1.00 pm - 4.30 pm
Experiential workshop --calligraphy & sumi ink
|All places for the workshop have been filled and there is a waiting list in case any become free.
|1.00 pm - 2.00 pm
|2.00 pm - 3.00 pm
|3.30 pm - 4.30 pm
Mercy for People and the Planet
- Joseph of Arimathea Society
- The Green Burial Initiative, Susan Classen, co-member, SL
Sacred Sites and Sacred Images
- Pilgrimage - Will Peterson
- Icons – Sr. Jeana Visel, OSB
Merton in the Gallery & in the Classroom
- Merton as Paradigm
- Thomas Merton Study Project for 5th/6th grades
- Searching for Thomas Merton: An Artistic Tribute
opportunities for movement, prayer and contemplation during the
Regular - $75.00
Some scholarship funds are available for students
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As you make plans to attend the conference, allow time to enjoy….
exhibition "Merton Among Us"
Gallery is located at 849 S Third St. Louisville, KY 40203
The exhibit will
feature interpretations of Merton by seven visual artists and seven
catalog about the exhibitions is being produced.
8 am - 6:45 pm
8 am - 4 pm
Special exhibit related to Merton's death will be on exhibit.
4th Street and Muhammad Ali Blvd.
Site of Merton's Epiphany on March 18, 1958 in downtown Louisville.
Merton's mystical experience led him to become more involved in
social justice issues like war, nuclear escalation and racism.
In Louisville, at the corner of Fourth and Walnut, in the center of
the shopping district, I was suddenly overwhelmed with the
realization that I loved all those people, that they were mine and I
theirs, that we could not be alien to one another even though we
were total strangers … There is no way of telling people that they
are all walking around shining like the sun.
Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander