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Merton and Indigenous Wisdom

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Ursuline Motherhouse: MERICI CROSSINGS, 29777 Fairmount Blvd., Pepper Pike, OH 44124

Thomas Merton’s historical, spiritual and prophetic voices call us to deeper personal exploration of a distinctive culture and spirituality, one
that challenges the anthropocentric influences of Euro-American culture and religion, as well as his concept of ‘self.’

Presenter:  Robert Toth, former Executive Director of the Merton Institute for Contemplative Living will review and discuss the recently published
book, Merton and Indigenous Wisdom (Fons Vitae Press). In his last talk to our chapter, Bob opened to us Merton’s fascinating, little known
book, Ishi Means Man.

Thomas Merton believed that the essential values of Christianity, the embrace of the dignity of all men and of the Sacred, are also reflected in the wisdom traditions of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas. Merton studied the richness of Native American culture and spirituality which illustrate how these peoples embrace the Sacred as the foundation of their lives and of the Earth, that the ecological conscience as well as the social conscience are the basis of justice and peace. from 

Event organizer: Cleveland Chapter of the International Thomas Merton Society

Contact: 440-229-5779
Free and open to the public.  Bring a friend or two!