“Thomas Merton and the
Wisdom of Peace and Nonviolence”
Oct. 6, 2012 9 – 11:30 a.m.
John Dear entered the jesuits with a fire to pursue a life of peace and justice. He began to immerse himself in the writings of great peacemakers like Gandhi, Martin Luther King, JR., Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton.
Merton remains a voice of sanity, reason, faith, clarity and hope despite what is going on in the world. Fr. John will share the simple callings that he has learned from the life and writings of Thomas Merton.
Fr. John Dear, SJ, peacemaker, retreat leader and author, has traveled war zones, led Nobel Peace prize winners to Iraq and given thousands of lectures on peace across the U.S. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2008 by Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa. He currently writes a weekly column for The National Catholic Reporter. His newest book is Lazarus, Come Forth!
Admission: $20 Student Rate: $10
Presented by the Shrine and the Partnership for Peace