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The Merton Community

12/14/23 | Formation

The Merton Community


The Merton Community: A Thomas Merton Study/Prayer Group


The Merton Community is a group, open to all people, that exists to gather in prayer to discuss, cultivate, and share practices of spirituality, with the writings and ideas of the late Trappist monk Thomas Merton as our mentor. Reference will also be made to other spiritual leaders. Meetings of The Merton Community will be once a month, and will include exploration of Merton’s ideas on monastic spiritual practices, especially contemplative prayer. The aim of the group is to foster a community that assists each other in the various ways of living out our Christian vocation; or, to use Merton’s own words, “A man knows when he has found his vocation when he stops thinking about how to live and begins to live.”

Initial meeting January 18th 2024 at St Peter Episcopal Church at 4:30 PM 


For info contact one of the conveners:

Rev Dr. Nathan Haydon, , 314-993-2306

Rocco Erker, Merton Scholar,

Reuben Rigel, Layman,