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Wisdom and Wonder

Please Note: Unfortunately, Mount St. Anne’s have had to cancel this event due to insufficient numbers.  Apologies for any disappointment this may cause.

A Day of Reflection in Memory of Thomas Merton.

Date:  Saturday, 12th May 2018 – 9.30 am to 4.15 pm

Venue: Mount St. Anne’s Retreat & Conference Centre, Killinard, Portarlington, (Co. Laois)

This event facilitated by Dr. Melanie-Préjean Sullivan, is in collaboration with the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology, Cambridge, UK.   The year 2018 marks two significant anniversaries associated with  Thomas Merton (Fr. Louis, OSCO).  It is the 60th anniversary of his epiphany at the corner of 4th and Walnut Streets in Louisville, Kentucky, and the 50th anniversary of his death.

We will spend the day reflecting upon the legacy of Merton, particular attention to two concepts from his writing:

  • the childlike wonder, encouraged by Jesus
  • and the development of our own wisdom, received from God

Using various prayer styles and creative activities, we will attempt to recapture the ‘wonder which leads to wisdom’.

Dr. Melanie-Préjean Sullivan is Director of Campus Ministry and an Adjunct Instructor in Theology at Bellarmine University in Louisville Kentucky. She is a visiting lecturer at the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology (MBIT), Cambridge, UK this year, and was the Cardinal Hume Scholar in 2017.

See link for further details and booking information Wisdom and Wonder Flyer 12th May 2018 .

You are advised that booking is essential as places are limited.



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