The Seeker and the Monk: Everyday Conversations with Thomas Merton
October 23, 2021 10:00am
Contact: Peter ThompsonPeter Thompson | 212-378-0293
Saturdays, October 9-November 20, 2021 10 AM-11 AM
The Saturday morning discussion group reflects on how to live a more deeply spiritual life through Sophfronia Scott's book-long encounter with the twentieth century Roman Catholic monk Thomas Merton, The Seeker and The Monk: Everyday Conversations with Thomas Merton. On November 20, the Reverend Peter Thompson will facilitate a discussion of Chapters 10 and 11. Newcomers welcome.
On Sunday, November 14, at The Forum at 10 am, author Sophfronia Scott shared her deep dive into the private journals of the famous Trappist monk, and the connection she found in his pages that led to her book The Seeker and the Monk: Everyday Conversations with Thomas Merton. As a Black woman who is not Catholic, Scott both learns from and pushes back against Merton, holding spirited, and intimate conversations on race, ambition, faith, activism, nature, prayer, friendship, and love.