Two Weekends Entitled:
Enlightenment of the Spirit
In the footsteps of Thomas Merton, Trappist Monk, writer, poet, political activist
Thomas Merton, after a tumultuous early life entered the Trappist monastery of Gethsemane where he wrote a bestseller. Seekers after spiritual truth in all parts of the world are discovering in Thomas Merton a guide of openness and integrity on the road that leads to the affirmation of the true self.
Weekend 1 February 25th to 27h 2011 –
A weekend at St. Oswald's Pastoral Centre, Sleights, part of the Community of the Holy Paraclete, Whitby, St. Oswald's Priory charges £90 for the weekend all inclusive. Bookings can be made by telephone at St. Oswald's Pastoral Centre, Sleights, Whitby. YO21 1RY Tel. 01947 810496.
Weekend 2 November 25th to 27th 2011 –
A weekend at Shepherd's Dene, near Corbridge, the Diocesan Retreat Centre for Durham and Newcastle, Shepherd's Dene charges £130 for the weekend all inclusive. Bookings can be made by telephone at Shepherd's Dene Retreat House, Riding Mill, Northumberland. NE44 6AF Tel. 01434 682212
On these weekends we will consider Merton's writings, meditate, go out, and listen to the trees who say nothing … and all this based on the monastic day.
Day 1 January 15th 2011 Inviting the Mystic - Thomas Merton
Merton, the man, the monk and his way of contemplative prayer for today's seeker.
Day 2 March 19th 2011 Worlds Apart? Contemporary Pilgrims for the Modern World
Merton and Hillesum – Charting the unknown paths
Day 3 October 1st 2011 Becoming Mindful
West Meets East – Merton meets Thich Nhat Hanh
St. Anthony's Priory charges £16 per day (£8 concessions). Days are 10.am – 4pm, including lunch.
Bookings can be made by telephone at St. Anthony's Priory, Claypath, Durham City. DH1 1QT Tel. 0191 3843747
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