Exploring Meaning: Perspectives From Thomas Merton & Viktor Frankl

To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Thomas Merton’s Birth, The Viktor Frankl Institute of Ireland and Thomas Merton Fellowship Invite you to a One-Day Workshop: ‘EXPLORING MEANING WITH THOMAS MERTON AND VIKTOR FRANKL’ Facilitators: Dr Stephen J. Costello, Director, Viktor Frankl Institute of Ireland Rev. Dr. Scott Peddie, Thomas Merton Fellowship Thomas Merton was much influenced … More Exploring Meaning: Perspectives From Thomas Merton & Viktor Frankl

Etty Hillesum: A Story Of Spiritual Transformation

Look at Etty Hillesum’s entry in Wikipedia and you’ll see that her occupation is listed as ‘writer’.  In actuality, she was so much more than that; anyone who has read her diaries, or secondary sources based on them, would be strongly inclined to bestow upon her the moniker of ‘mystic’ too.  Such mysticism was inextricably … More Etty Hillesum: A Story Of Spiritual Transformation

The First Retreat Of 2013!

Dear Friends, The next Merton Fellowship day retreat will be held on Saturday 9th March 2013 at University Road Moravian Church, Belfast (http://www.moravian.org.uk/pages/congregations/belfast_uni.html) The topic of the retreat is ‘Practicing Lectio Divina & Contemplative Prayer’; it will begin at 10am and finish at 4pm, with refreshments provided (please bring a packed lunch). As with all … More The First Retreat Of 2013!

Immeasurable Beauty: The Earth From Space

The stunning video below  (posted courtesy of Youtube) features a series of time lapse sequences photographed by the Expedition 30 crew aboard the International Space Station. Set to the song “Walking in the Air,” by Howard Blake, the video takes viewers around the world, through auroras and over dazzling lightning displays. Watching it brings to … More Immeasurable Beauty: The Earth From Space

New Merton Fellowship to be Launched in Ireland…

I’ve started a new website for a new organisation – The Merton Fellowship for Peace and Contemplative Living in Ireland.  The fellowship is an informal network of individuals interested in living a life of peace and contemplation based on the example and writings of Thomas Merton, the Cistercian monk and spiritual writer.  The fellowship, which … More New Merton Fellowship to be Launched in Ireland…