Thomas Merton Society Retreat, 11 June 2011

image Northern Ireland’s still relatively new Thomas Merton Society will host a retreat on Saturday 11 June 2011 at Corrymeela Knocklayd. There are still some places available for the event, which features an appealing programme:

10.00     Arrival & Coffee.

10.20     Welcome, Introductions and a Brief Period of Silent Reflection.

10.30     Film – Merton: A Film Biography (by Paul Wilkes & Audrey L. Glynn).
11.30     Time for Discussion – Personal Perspectives/Reflections on Love.

12.30     Quiet Time.

13.00     Lunch.

14.00     Short Walk (Weather Permitting!), or Continued Discussion.

15.00     Coffee.

15.10     Time for Meditation/Reflection.

15.30     Quiet Time.

16.00     Depart.

The cost for the retreat will be £15 per person (a bargain!) and will include teas/coffees/biscuits and lunch.

Rev Dr Scott Peddie, one of the founders of the branch, is organising the event. To reserve a place, contact him at:

For more information about Northern Ireland’s Thomas Merton Society, read Peddie’s guest post on my blog. It’s about Merton and ecumenical and interfaith dialogue. You can also read Tanya Jones’ reflections on a previous Thomas Merton Society retreat day at Knocklayd.

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