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Saint Scholastica Monastery in Fort Smith, Arkansas, has a Merton Retreat on March 28-30. Presenter is John King. For information contact phone number 479-783-4147 or Maryanne@stscho.org. More details at Retreats .

Merton and Contemplative Living Retreat will be held at the Jesuit Spiritual Center in Milford, Ohio, from April 4-6. Reservations call 513-248-3500, ext.10 The leader will be Jonathan Montaldo.



Thomas Merton Society

The Merton Institute for Contemplative Living

Thomas Merton Society of Great Britain and Ireland

The Good Retreat Guide - over 500 places in Europe for retreats.

If you have other Thomas Merton Retreats that you know of please contact Brother Dan K. Phillips
(just click here to send the message).


This retreat is for persons who have a passion for knowledge of the life and works of Thomas Merton. Using New Seeds of Contemplation, Thoughts in Solitude, and the Journals of Thomas Merton, we will study solitude and silence. With Thomas Merton as our guide, we will discover in our own lives God's ability to touch our lives in unique ways. We will study how to hear God's voice as he speaks to us. We will sense his presence in a variety of ways.

This retreat contains practical guidelines for developing an effective spiritual life. Through personal stories, practical tips on spirituality, and ways of making the most of a spiritual retreat, Rev. Dan Phillips (Brother Dan) takes you on a spiritual journey that will not only lead you by the still waters but give you strength to challenge the mountaintops of life.

Dan Kenneth Phillips has over 20 years of pastoral experience and is a frequent retreat leader on issues of Spiritual Development. For many years he taught a course on "How to Develop Your Spiritual Life" at religious conference centers around the country. As a writer, his publications have been printed in overtwo dozen periodicals, literary journals, and newspapers.

He has spent over 30 years studying the life of Thomas Merton, a catholic monk who lived at the Abbey of Gethsemani in Trappist, Kentucky. His website for Merton, Thomas Merton-Monk and Poet, is a primary target for persons interested in the spiritual life of Thomas Merton.

Another of his websites, How to Develop A Spiritual Journal, is frequently used in universities and churches as an example of the importance of keeping track of God's movement in one's life. His daily web journal (danphillips.blogspot.com) is read by hundreds of persons each week. He is presently the chaplain at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Contact Dan at 615 790 7129 or email to brodan@tmail.com.


EDITOR'S NOTE: I am often asked about retreats in different areas of the country. As I don't have that information I would like to recommend Timothy Jones book A Place for God: A Guide to Spiritual Retreats and Retreat Centers . This book lists over 250 retreat centers, giving phone numbers you can call to check on available retreats. The books introduction is excellent. It covers topics like A Vacation for the Soul, Reasons to go on a retreat, Getting ready, Packing, and What to do once you get there. This book is a worthy edition for retreat goers. Jones is also the author of The Art of Prayer - A Simple Guide.

A Comprehensive List of Books by Thomas Merton

This list includes everything by Thomas Merton on Amazon. Most are highly discounted. A good way to stock up on Merton books.




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