Title: Wisdom from Thomas Merton on Becoming Signs of Courageous Hope for Today
Date: 24 October 2019 @ 2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Speaker: Fr. Dan Horan, OFM
Cost: Free with registration
Fr. Daniel Horan, OFM is a Franciscan Friar, Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology and Spirituality at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, and the author of numerous articles and twelve books. He is a leading scholar of Thomas Merton and was previously elected to the International Thomas Merton Society Board of Directors for three terms. He is currently on the editorial board of The Merton Annual and is editing correspondence between Thomas Merton and Naomi Burton Stone for publication.
Join Fr. Dan at Nazareth for a presentation titled Wisdom from Thomas Merton on Becoming Signs of Courageous Hope for Today. Drawing on the prophetic writings and lived example of Thomas Merton, we will explore the manifold ways Merton’s legacy continues to inspire and challenge religious men and women in our contemporary age. Rooted in a robust commitment to contemplation, Merton’s experience of ongoing conversion led to a strong sense of justice and peacemaking that flows from prayer and community. We will consider the ways that Merton’s insights offer contemporary men and women in religious life to bring together contemplation and action in the service of the church and world, particularly as it concerns issues of peace and nonviolence, racial justice, and interreligious dialogue.