Thomas Merton Retreat: 7 Days with a Spiritual Master
Explore the contemplative mysticism of Thomas Merton in this one-of-a-kind retreat.Led by gifted professor, author, and contemplative retreat leader Fr. Donald Goergen, O.P., this life-changing series will capture your spiritual imagination and deepen your life with Christ. As Prof. Lawrence Cunningham writes, “Thomas Merton could easily be called the greatest spiritual writer and spiritual master of the twentieth century in English-speaking America.” He was a monk and seeker—restless, deeply contemplative, and socially conscious. A prolific writer, he wrote such beloved spiritual classics as The Seven Storey Mountain and , which are cherished worldwide.After converting to Catholicism and becoming a Trappist monk, Merton developed a profound mystical vision of unity for the world. Under the guidance of Fr. Goergen, you will explore Merton’s deepest thoughts on solitude, contemplation, peace, and interreligious dialogue.By listening to Fr. Goergen’s conferences on Merton, you will come to understand discipleship and how we are all called to grow spiritually. Whatever your own calling in life is, Merton’s profound spiritual wisdom will speak to you.Thomas Merton’s words echo through the decades, offering us timeless wisdom for the spiritual life. Fr. Goergen’s moving retreat will lead you to discover how this vision can shape your spirituality today. Let Merton accompany you and offer wise guidance in your journey to eternal life.This course is part of the Learn25 collection and includes a free PDF study guide.