A Retreat with Thomas Merton

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A Retreat with Thomas Merton

  • Former Provincial, Dominican Friars
  • Professor, Aquinas Institute of Theology
6 Conferences (3 CDs) Including Electronic Study Guide
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Explore the contemplative mysticism of Thomas Merton in this one-of-a-kind retreat experience.

Presented by gifted professor, author, and contemplative retreat leader Fr. Donald Goergen, O.P., this life-changing series will capture your spiritual imagination and deepen your life with Christ. As Prof. Lawrence Cunningham writes, “Thomas Merton could easily be called the greatest spiritual writer and spiritual master of the twentieth century in English-speaking America.” He was a monk and seeker—restless, deeply contemplative, and socially conscious. A prolific writer, he wrote such beloved spiritual classics as The Seven Storey Mountain and New Seeds of Contemplation, which are cherished by men and women worldwide.

After converting to Catholicism and becoming a Trappist monk, Merton developed a profound mystical vision of unity for the world. Under the guidance of Fr. Goergen, you will explore Merton’s deepest thoughts on solitude, contemplation, peace, and interreligious dialogue.

By listening to Fr. Goergen’s conferences on Merton, you will come to understand discipleship and how we are all called to grow spiritually. Whatever your own calling in life is, Merton’s profound spiritual wisdom will speak to you.

Thomas Merton’s words echo through the decades, offering us timeless wisdom for the spiritual life. Fr. Goergen’s moving retreat will lead you to discover how this vision can shape your spirituality today. Let Merton accompany you and offer wise guidance in your journey to eternal life.


Your Free Electronic Study Guide! When you order this course, we will send you a free electronic study guide that you can access in 3 convenient ways:

1) You can check your order confirmation email. It will include a link that enables you to download your guide.2) The back of your program package also contains a copy of this link. You can access your guide by simply entering this URL into your browser.3) Your case of CDs or DVDs will contain a copy of your electronic guide on CD. Simply insert this disc into your computer's CD/DVD drive to access your guide.

This retreat program is part of Fr. Donald Goergen’s larger 24-conference series, A Retreat with Four Spiritual Masters by Fr. Donald Goergen, O.P.

Photograph of Thomas Merton by John Lyons. Used with Permission of the Merton Legacy Trust and the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University.

Topic Titles
Topic Titles
  • The Philosophy of Solitude
  • New Seeds of Contemplation
  • Mystics; Zen; Chuang Tzu
  • Passion for Peace
  • The Letters of Thomas Merton
  • The Vision in Louisville
About Your Presenter

Donald Goergen, O.P., Ph.D., is a Dominican priest, teacher, lecturer, and author. He has published many articles and ten books in the areas of Christology and Christian Spirituality. His most recent book was Fire of Love: Encountering the Holy Spirit. He has taught, lectured and given retreats in Asia, Africa, and throughout North America. He was previously Provincial for the Dominican Friars of the Central Province as well as President of the Dominican Leadership Conference.

He co-founded the Dominican Ashram, a contemplative Dominican community and ministry of prayer, in which he lived for nine years. He previously taught and currently teaches at the Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, MO, where he is also prior of the formation community. His doctorate is in systematic theology, his dissertation on Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, and his current interests include contemplative traditions, East and West, the evolution of consciousness, and the thought of Thomas Aquinas as a spiritual master. Among other honors awarded him, he is the recipient of the 2010 Yves Congar Award from Barry University in Miami.

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Well worth the time
The statements about solitude and the information on what the Mystics and zen followers say and believe were really thought provoking. I obtained some new and excellent ideas about contemplation and praying from this course. Well worth the time to listen to this course. Review by Tom (Posted on 10/19/2016)
I enjoyed the variety of topics covered and the mixture of abstract concepts.
I enjoyed the variety of topics covered and the mixture of abstract concepts and practical advice on how to live one's life a way that maximizes fulfillment--not in the typical American "self-help" sort of way but from a deep thinker and sage who is not afraid to question his own beliefs and challenge you to consider why you hold yours.
Review by Randall (Posted on 11/23/2015)
Winter Survey: January 2017
After reading Seven Storey Mountain, I became interested in what Thomas Merton had to say and to appreciate his mind. Review by Linda Fairbanks, Paso Robles, California, U.S.A. (Posted on 1/3/2017)
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