“Awakening the Heart, Mending the World: Merton’s Path to Mercy” 



Join us as Christine Bochen draws on a broad range of Merton’s writings to explore Merton’s spirituality as a guide to help us live in God’s limitless Mercy, to learn to receive and share that Mercy, to discover new ways of living together as a human community and to envision ways in which we might be a Church of Mercy.

Christine M. Bochen is professor of Religious Studies at Nazareth College, Rochester, NY where she holds the William H. Shannon Chair in Catholic Studies.  A founding member and past president of the International Thomas Merton Society, she edited Courage for Truth, a volume of Merton's letters to writers, Learning to Love, the sixth volume of Merton’s letters, and Thomas Merton: Essential Writings; co-edited Cold War Letters and Thomas Merton: A Life in Letters: and, with William H. Shannon and Patrick F. O’Connell, co-authored, The Thomas Merton Encyclopedia.  Most recently, she edited a collection of essays entitled The Way of Mercy (Orbis, 2016).  

Christine Bochen Books for Sale:

  • Essential Writings

  • Thomas Merton:  A Life in Letters

  • The Way of Mercy

Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM - We invite you to mingle afterwards to enjoy drinks and snacks with our guest speaker and other friends of Merton

Location: Corpus Christi Church, 529 West 121st Street just off Broadway, NYC (directions)

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