Choosing to Love the World: Thomas Merton & Mary Oliver as Mentors for
Entering the School of Our Lives
Daylesford Abbey; 220 South Valley Road; Paoli, PA 19301-1911
Start Date and Time:
Friday, May 1, 2020 @ 5:40 pm
End Date and Time
Sunday, May 3, 2020 @ 12:30 pm
A Weekend at the Abbey
Theme: Choosing to Love the World: Thomas Merton & Mary Oliver as
Mentors for Entering the School of Our Lives
Presenter: Jonathan Montaldo
Dates: May 1 – 3, 2020 (Friday dinner thru Sunday AM)
Offering: $250 ($150 commuters with meals)
We will learn a Merton way of praying by making an index of our
life’s autobiographies. We will reflect on Merton’s question:
“Who can tell how much we owe to those who have loved us?” Mary
Oliver’s poetry instigates in us a way of praying with our bodies at
attention to perceiving God’s presence in all things. Our work, she
says, is “loving the world.”
Jonathan Montaldo has edited numerous volumes of Thomas Merton’s
works including The Intimate Merton: His Life from His Journals, A
Year with Thomas Merton, Dialogues with Silence: Merton’s Prayers &
Drawings, and Choosing to Love the World: Notes on Contemplation. He
created “Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton”, a
ten-booklet series for small group dialogue. He presents retreats
based on the writings of Merton and of American Poet Mary Oliver
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