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We Are Already One: Thomas Merton’s Reflections on Childhood and the Recovery of our Original Unity

December 5 @ 5:30 pm

$15.00 - $25.00

We Are Already One: Thomas Merton’s Reflections on Childhood and the Recovery of our Original Unity

Presenter:              Jenny Ratigan

Date:                        December 5

Time:                       5:40 pm (dinner)                6:30 pm (presentation)

Offering:                $25 (with dinner)               $15 (presentation only)

In his Asian Journal Merton writes: “And the deepest level of communication is not communication, but communion. It is wordless. It is beyond words, and it is beyond speech, and it is beyond concept. Not that we, discover a new unity. We discover an older unity. My dear brothers and sisters, we are already one. But we imagine that we are not. So what we have to recover is our original unity. What we have to be is what we are.” Throughout his monastic life, in essays, letters and poetry Merton often reminds us of our “original unity” by looking through the lens of childhood. Whatever our age this simple and deep reflection on the child may cast light on our own lives as parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, ministers and teachers of children. The insight drawn from Merton may renew our commitment to our local and our world communities, to interfaith dialogue and to an important aspect of the mission of Daylesford Abbey to the young. We care for and teach our children — what do we learn from them?

 

 

 

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Date:
December 5
Time:
5:30 pm
Cost:
$15.00 - $25.00
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Venue

Daylesford Abbey
220 South Valley Road
Paoli, PA 19301 United States
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Phone:
610-647-2530

Tickets

50 available
We Are Already One - presentation only$15.00

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50 available
We Are Already One w/ dinner$25.00

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