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The Ecological Merton

“A little bird I had not noticed before singing, clearly, definitely, seven or eight times...Re-re-re-mi-mi-do. And with what beautiful finality, as if those three notes contained and summed up all the melodies in the world.”

- Thomas Merton

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Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was a Trappist monk, mystic, writer, interfaith pioneer, and voice for peace and social justice who also had a profound environmental vision.  His deep spirituality connected him with the life of the natural world, leading to insights about humanity’s place within God’s creation.

This retreat day will contemplatively delve into those insights by examining Merton’s life, writings, and environmental consciousness—and what they might mean for us today.  The day will feature talks, discussion, and contemplative time outdoors.

Saturday, May 11, 2019
Cost of $45 includes $10 non-refundable deposit and noon meal.


Presenter Eric Anglada is Coordinator of Ecological Programming at Sinsinawa Mound in southwest Wisconsin.  He is also a member of the Catholic Worker movement and  co-founder of the   St. Isidore Catholic Worker Farm in Cuba City, Wisconsin. His essays have appeared in America, The National Catholic Reporter, Geez, The Catholic Worker, The Wapsipinicon Almanac, The Merton Seasonal, and the collection Dorothy Day and the Church: Past, Present and Future.


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The Ecological Merton

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