Pax Christi / Pax Terra:  Thomas Merton and Thomas Berry in Dialogue on Making Peace with Earth

Pax Christi Metro New York invites you to its annual Retreat

St. Joseph’s Renewal Center, Brentwood, Long Island

February 28-March 2, 2014

Pax Christi / Pax Terra:
Thomas Merton and Thomas Berry
in Dialogue on Making Peace with Earth

Merton and Berry - two of the most remarkable Christian voices of our time - and all time - come together in an intensive conversation animated by Kathleen Deignan, CND.  As prophets and culture critics both masters announced the perils and crises of our moment. As visionaries and poets both saw the new frontiers of human spiritual evolution, languaged them into clarity, and charted revelatory maps to guide us forward from our wasteland worlds into regions of greater vitality, depth and solidarity with all life. As midwives of the new creation, both labored in the Great Work of our time: to birth the new human person at peace with the Living Earth.
Kathleen Deignan, CND is Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Iona Spirituality Institute at Iona College, New Rochelle, NY.  A sister of the Congregation of Notre Dame, she is composer in residence with Schola Ministries, a project in service to the liturgical and contemplative arts which has produced a dozen CDs of her original songs.  Her books include ChrsitSpirit: The Eschatology of Shaker Christianity; When the Trees Say Nothing: Thomas Merton's Writings on Nature; Thomas Merton: A Book of Hours; and is working on a new volume, Teilhard de Chardin: A Book of Hours (tentative title). She studied with Father Thomas Berry during her graduate work in the history of Christian Spirituality and Historical Theology at Fordham University, New York, and with three other of Berry’s students has convened The Thomas Berry Forum for Ecological Dialogue at Iona. She The recent past president of the International Thomas Merton Society, she is a GreenFaith Fellow, and sits on the ITMS, American Teilhard Association, and GreenFaith Boards.

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