Thomas Merton Symposium : Prophecy and Renewal : 12-15 June 2018 Sant'Anselmo, Roma : map here
By the time of his death in 1968, Thomas Merton’s writings had amply illustrated his expansive interests, experience and faith. As a practicing monk, he also had taken part in the social movements of the time by writing books on the monastic experience and its relationship to peace, nonviolence, racial inclusiveness and world justice. Pope Francis recently named him one of four great Americans. Fifty years after his death, we may well ask: How does Merton’s legacy remain relevant today?
The Monastic Institute of Sant'Anselmo, founded in 1952 by the Faculty of Theology, will help answer that question. Throughout the remainder of 2017, we will invite proposals of interdisciplinary reflections on Merton’s work. In 2018, between 12 – 15 June, Sant’Anselmo will host an international symposium to explore these reflections here on the Aventine Hill in Rome, in conjunction with the Associazione Thomas Merton Italia.
Dr. Paul M. Pearson
Director and Archivist
Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University, Louisville, Kentucky and
Chief of Research
Merton Legacy Trust