An evening of Irish Hermit Poetry, Thomas Merton and You
Thursday, May 16, 2019
7:00PM – 9:00PM
Early Irish Hermit Poetry - a look at early Irish hermit poetry scribbled on sacred manuscripts; Merton's fascination with these "graffiti", and their shared vision of a deepening relationship to God, kinship with animals, and the solace of the hermit life. Praying with Merton's poetry, overcoming fear of poetry and seeing the poetic lines with new eyes the invite a deeper encounter with the Divine.
Dr. Monica Weis, SSJ, professor emerita of English taught at Nazareth College in Rochester and was a Fulbright visiting Scholar in Hungary. She is a frequent national and international presenter on Thomas Merton and the author of Thomas Merton's Gethsemani: Landscapes of Paradise (2005), The Environmental Vision of Thomas Merton (2011) and Thomas Merton and the Celts (2016).