Thomas Merton Retreat: 7 Days with a Spiritual Master

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Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
Former Provincial, Dominican Friars
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Thomas Merton Retreat: 7 Days with a Spiritual Master

Podcast-style audio course -
Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
Former Provincial, Dominican Friars
(3 customer reviews)
Includes Free Study Guide
Audio Download + Subscription
$0.00

Explore the contemplative mysticism of Thomas Merton in this one-of-a-kind retreat.
Led 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 worldwide.

Thomas Merton’s words echo through the decades, offering us timeless wisdom and a vision for unity in the modern world. Fr. Goergen will guide you through Merton’s deepest thoughts on solitude, contemplation, peace, and interreligious dialogue. You will come to understand how we are all called to discipleship and spiritual growth.

Whatever your calling, Merton’s mystical vision will shape your spiritual life. Let Merton accompany you and offer wise guidance in your journey to eternal life.

We recommend listening to these conferences over six

Explore the contemplative mysticism of Thomas Merton in this one-of-a-kind retreat.
Led 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 worldwide.

Thomas Merton’s words echo through the decades, offering us timeless wisdom and a vision for unity in the modern world. Fr. Goergen will guide you through Merton’s deepest thoughts on solitude, contemplation, peace, and interreligious dialogue. You will come to understand how we are all called to discipleship and spiritual growth.

Whatever your calling, Merton’s mystical vision will shape your spiritual life. Let Merton accompany you and offer wise guidance in your journey to eternal life.

We recommend listening to these conferences over six days and then spending time in focused prayer and rest on the seventh day.

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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.
Praise for Donald Goergen 
“The finest professor with whom I have had the privilege to study, Don’s style is at once captivating and endearing.” – Fr. Raymond-Marie Bryce, O.P., Associate Pastor, Indiana University
 Fr. Goergen is a contemplative person, very much in tune with contemporary spirituality. He has carried many administrative responsibilities with steady competence. He possesses the Midwestern virtues of hard work and sober judgment, along with a ready humor.” – Benedict T. Viviano, O.P., biblical scholar
“Few have Fr. Don Goergen’s understanding of the elusive depths of Dominican spirituality. His living of our Dominican life shines through his body of published work on the Holy Spirit as well as his down to earth recorded lectures and retreats on Chardin and our own Eckhart.” – Mr. Joseph J. Komadina, O.P.
“Father Don Goergen, O.P., is a master of the spiritual life. He has not only studied Christian spirituality for many years but has put into practice in his adult life all of those key elements which enable one to grow in holiness…. Let Don show you with the way with his wisdom and insights.” – Father Harry Byrne, O.P., Professor Emeritus, Aquinas Institute of Theology
“Studying Christology with Donald Goergen, OP almost two decades ago forever changed my understanding of Jesus of Nazareth, and continues to shape my prayer and preaching to this day.  I am thrilled that Don’s research and insight will now be available to a wider audience.”
– Ann M. Garrido, Associate Professor of Homiletics, Aquinas Institute of Theology
“Don Goergen has spent his life meditating on the meaning of Jesus and his mission… His work, whether spoken or written, is always holistic: intellectually satisfying, strengthening the heart, socially and pastorally sensitive.” – Vivian Boland OP, socius to the Master of the Order of Preachers

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

3 reviews for Thomas Merton Retreat: 7 Days with a Spiritual Master

  1. Randall

    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.

  2. Tom

    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.

  3. Linda F., CA

    Winter Survey: January 2017

    After reading Seven Storey Mountain, I became interested in what Thomas Merton had to say and to appreciate his mind.

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