In these challenging times, join us to explore the inspiring and insightful messages of Thomas Merton as presented by our lineup of renowned Merton experts. Events are to be held at Union Theological Seminary. (Click here for directions)

Introducing two new member opportunities:

You can access audio recordings and view photos from some of the past events hosted by Thomas Merton NYC here. 

Upcoming Events:

Monday, December 11, 2017
the 40th Annual Thomas Merton Lecture & Other Anniversary Festivities

Religious Liberty & The Captive Mind:
The Writings of Thomas Merton and Czeslaw Milosz    

Few topics are more pervasive in America today than religious liberty.  The history of our nation is intrinsically linked to it, and yet 230 years after the Constitution, the hotbed issue has never felt so unresolved.  Columbia alumnus William P. Mumma of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty will offer ideas on one of our time’s most consequential subjects. This event is sponsored by Columbia University Catholic Ministry and The Hugh J. and Catherine R. Kelly Endowment.

All events -- campus tour, Mass, reception, and lecture -- are open to members of Thomas Merton NYC.  Please RSVP by Dec. 4 to Columbia Catholic Ministry at


William Mumma is President and Chairman of the Board for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. He has served as a full-time volunteer in this role since 2011. He ended a 30 year career on Wall Street as CEO of Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (USA), with prior executive roles at Nomura Securities International and the Bankers Trust Company.

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 2:00-4:00 p.m. 

A Testament of Confession & Witness:  
The Legacy of Thomas Merton’s Philosophical Life

Featuring Jonathan Montaldo, MA,  an internationally recognized writer, editor, retreat leader, and conference presenter whose work promotes the legacy of Thomas Merton and inter-spiritual contemplative traditions. Jonathan edited the second volume of Merton's journals, Entering the Silence: The Journals of Thomas Merton, 1941-1952.  The Intimate Merton: his life from his journals was edited by Brother Patrick Hart & Jonathan Montaldo. Jonathan is the former director of the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University.  

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