The Life and Spirituality of Thomas Merton – a seminar

A SIX WEEK COURSE ON THE LIFE AND SPIRITUALITY OF THOMAS MERTON, spiritual writer, poet, social activist and monk, will be led by Edward Dufresne+ and Mary Ann Taylor+ on Tuesdays, September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28 and November 4 from 10:00 a.m. until noon.

Three of the sessions will be held at Trinity, Castine, (9/30, 10/14 and 10/28) and three will be held at St. Margaret’s ( 10/7, 10/21, 11/4. The sessions will focus on Merton’s monastic journal, The Sign of Jonas. Participants should obtain a copy of this text on their own. Each session will conclude with a celebration of the Eucharist in a contemplative style.

A sign up sheet is available on the Time & Talent Table in the Parish Hall. For more information, contact Mary Ann Taylor+ at or 207.223.5037.