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Merton and Women (online)

May 22 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Mother’s Day weekend is an appropriate time to consider Thomas Merton and women. After an overview of his female friends, we’ll visit Hagia Sophia, his theology of Lady Wisdom, and a spiritual exchange on prayer with his English “sister,” Etta Gullick.

There will be comfort breaks and time for questions and answers. The retreat will be held online using Zoom.

Saturday, May 22, 2021 – 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM (Central Time).
Cost: $30

Retreat Director: Bonnie Thurston, Ph.D.  Bonnie Thurston, a New Testament scholar, lives in West Virginia. She is an experienced spiritual director, retreat leader, theological writer, and poet. Bonnie wrote her doctoral dissertation on Thomas Merton and has led retreats and lectured on Merton widely in the U.S. and abroad. Her work on Merton has been translated into Dutch, German, Italian and Spanish.