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Jan. 18-20, 2019: The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton Retreat


The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton

with Fr. Daniel P. Horan, OFM.

Thomas Merton's life was shaped by his love for St. Francis and for the Franciscan spiritual and intellectual tradition.  This retreat will inspire participants to live richer, deeper, and more justice-minded lives.

Fr. Dan is a Franciscan friar of Holy Name Province (NY), Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, and the author of several books including the award winning The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton (2014).  His latest book is titled, God Is Not Fair and Other Reasons for Gratitude (2016).  His next book, All God's Creatures: A Theology of Creation is due out in Spring 2018.

He is the author of numerous popular and scholarly articles; is a frequent lecturer and retreat director around the United States, Canada, and Europe; and has previously taught at Siena College, St. Bonaventure University, and in the School of Theology and Ministry of Boston College.

Fr. Dan currently serves on the Board of Trustees of St. Bonaventure University (NY) and the Board of Regents of the Franciscan School of Theology (CA).  He is also co-editor of the academic journal New Theology Review.  Fr. Dan previously served on the Board of Directors of the International Thomas Merton Society, as the Catholic Chaplain at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., and as a columnist for America magazine.

He received his PhD in theology from Boston College, MDiv and MA from the Washington Theological Union (DC), and a BA (Honors) from St. Bonaventure University.  In addition to several other recognitions, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Felician University (NJ) in 2015.

Commuter- $90
Double Room-$185
Private Room-$260

Check in begins at 4pm on Friday, January 18th in the Administration Building. The retreat begins with dinner at 5:30pm and concludes with 10am Mass on Sunday, January 20th. Cost includes all meals, beginning with dinner on Friday through breakfast Sunday.

Start Time: 4:00 pm
End Time: 11:00 am

Start Date: January 18, 2019
End Date: January 20, 2019

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