We invite you to become part of our community as we journey together. By selecting one of the following membership levels, you will help support the Chapter’s educational and social activities. In appreciation for your generosity, you will receive special benefits—and the knowledge that you are helping to foster the learning, engagement and growth of fellow “spiritual seekers” in a special space recognized for Thomas Merton’s enduring legacy as a spiritual guide.  All members are also eligible to join our Chapter Reading Group and listen to prior Thomas Merton NYC talks via a password-protected audio file. 

We depend upon annual membership, event fees and financial gifts to pay for day-to-day operating costs such as printing, postage and website maintenance; program costs, including honorariums, hospitality and travel expenses of guest speakers and retreat leaders; and other administrative expenses. Please give generously, as your means allow.  All contributions are tax-deductible and payable to Corpus Christi Church.

Membership Period: Membership is renewable once each year on an annual seasonal basis.  Membership dues currently cover the period September, 2019 to May, 2020 and vary dependent upon the type of annual membership level desired as described below. 

Annual Membership Levels & Benefits

Free Student Membership (Annual)   

Free admission for three Chapter programs,  $20.00 Retreat Fee (I.D. required at door)

Basic Membership (Annual)          $30 - $249

Admission to three Chapter program events, reduced Retreat Fee

Contributor (Annual)                    $250 - $499

Admission to three Chapter program events, reduced Retreat Fee

Friend (Annual)                              $500 - $749

Admission to three Chapter program events, reduced Retreat Fee

Sponsor (Annual)                            $750 - $999

Admission to three Chapter program events, reduced Retreat Fee. Name recognition on our website

Patron (Annual)                             $1,000 and up

Admission to three Chapter program events, reduced Retreat Fee. Name recognition on our website, and invitation to a special Patron dinner


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