Bochen Lecture

Come, Dance in “the water of life”: Thomas Merton’s Call to Joy

Date: Thursday, July 8th, 2021 at 7pm (PT)

Venue: Online via Zoom | Registration below

Thomas Merton reminds us that we are “created for JOY” and invited to join God in “the mysterious dance of creation.” How do we awaken this joy and join creation’s dance? How do we embody its rhythms and share its songs? What does Merton have to teach us about dancing joyfully in life’s waters
whether they be tranquil or troubled?

Christine M. Bochen, professor emerita of religious studies at Nazareth College, Rochester, New York and a founding member and past president of the International Thomas Merton Society, has taught courses, given retreats, and spoken on Merton in a variety of venues in the United States, Canada, and abroad.  Christine is co-author, with William H. Shannon and Patrick F. O’Connell, of The Thomas Merton Encyclopedia; editor of Courage for Truth, Learning to Love, and Thomas Merton: Essential Writings; and co-editor, with William H. Shannon, of Cold War Letters and Thomas Merton: A Life in Letters.

Presented in part by the Thomas Merton Society of Canada.

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