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Thomas Merton: Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander with Al Staggs
Sunday, December 9, 3:00 pm - 4:40 pm
A one man play by Al Staggs.
*** This program has been canceled. ***
December 10, 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of a luminary in the world of Christian contemplation – Thomas Merton. From his hermitage at the Abbey of our Lady of Gethsemani near Bardstown, Kentucky, Brother Louis – as he was then known – came to a deep realization that a life lived in search of God was the only life worth living. He thought deeply, wrote extensively, and engaged readers who could identify personally with the struggles he described. He was a noted social commentator at a time of significant social upheaval and a pioneer of inter-religious dialogue between East and West.
“Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander” is the title of one of Merton’s most remarkable works. In this text, he insightfully confronts some of the dominant American social issues of the 1960’s, such as the Vietnam War, militarism and racism. Merton’s words ring with amazing and particular relevance to the religious, political and economic challenges of the 21st Century.
Come and see Al Staggs bring this social justice hero to life through his one-man play.
Registration is $18 if received by November 16; $22 thereafter.
Payment in full is due prior to arrival.
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