A Look Back: Merton Group

New Seeds of Contemplation, by Thomas Merton, published in 1961 by the Abby of Gethsemani, Inc.

A small group met for approximately eight weeks this past fall beginning in September at 5 p.m., for a little over one hour each night. Each week we would read two or three chapters and then meet to discuss how those readings had an effect on our Christian walk. 

One of the first evenings, we viewed a video on Thomas Merton’s life which was revealing and I believed helped us understand his writings. He was a life long learner, searcher, and spokesman for Christian love and understanding. It was my pleasure to facilitate the group which on some evenings was as large as 15 members. 

~Ron Newcomer