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Seminar 6:
Thomas Merton — Man in exile

Thomas Merton, Trappist Monk and writer, lived a life in exile. His exile began at his birth and became a pattern for his life and spiritual journey. His exile appeared to end when he entered the Trappist Monastery in Kentucky, yet it could be argued he continued to live in exile until his death in 1968. He spoke into a world in exile through his prose, poetry, art, photography teaching and spiritual direction directly from his on own experience.

Date Thursday 23 June, 2016
Time 7.30 – 9.30 pm
Venue St Peter's Hall, Eastern Hill
Cost $15 (concession: $12)
Speaker Glenn Loughrey Fr Glenn Loughrey
Fr Glenn is a Merton "student", writer, poet and artist, who has published articles on Merton and exile in the 'Merton Seasonal', 'The Merton Annual', the online 'Contemplative Journal', presented papers at international conferences on Merton and leads silent retreats based on Merton for retreatants including high school students, will explore this aspect of Merton. Glenn is the priest-in-charge at St Oswald's Glen Iris.

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