Prophet and Mystic of Creation: On Retreat with Thomas Merton

Podcast-style audio & video course - 6 Topics & 4 CDs
Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
Director, Iona Spirituality Institute
(6 customer reviews)
Audio Download + Subscription
$0.00
Audio Download + Subscription
$0.00
Includes Free Study Guide

Prophet and Mystic of Creation: On Retreat with Thomas Merton

Podcast-style audio & video course - 6 Topics & 4 CDs
Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
Director, Iona Spirituality Institute
(6 customer reviews)
Includes Free Study Guide
Audio Download + Subscription
$0.00

You are invited into a profound and personal contemplative experience in this unique retreat with Thomas Merton, who will summon you toward the recovery of paradise.

Presented by gifted professor, author, and musician, Sr. Kathleen Deignan, this 6-conference series will transform your spiritual imagination and deepen your contemplative consciousness. These conferences will invite you to spiritual awakening and a renewed commitment to read the Scripture of Creation.

The pathways Merton explored in his own quest “to recover paradise” have become routes of discovery and healing for millions of seekers. Merton’s wisdom pioneered the mystical experience, engagement with the world, and interreligious dialogue. Now you too can experience this legacy, which will inspire you to more deeply explore the personal and divine worlds.

In these conferences, you will unearth the significance of the natural world for Merton’s own experience of God. You will discover his intimate rapport with creation as the body of divinity—at once veiling and unveiling the God he so longed to behold. Weaving together word and song, Sr. Deignan’s conferences will lead you s

You are invited into a profound and personal contemplative experience in this unique retreat with Thomas Merton, who will summon you toward the recovery of paradise.

Presented by gifted professor, author, and musician, Sr. Kathleen Deignan, this 6-conference series will transform your spiritual imagination and deepen your contemplative consciousness. These conferences will invite you to spiritual awakening and a renewed commitment to read the Scripture of Creation.

The pathways Merton explored in his own quest “to recover paradise” have become routes of discovery and healing for millions of seekers. Merton’s wisdom pioneered the mystical experience, engagement with the world, and interreligious dialogue. Now you too can experience this legacy, which will inspire you to more deeply explore the personal and divine worlds.

In these conferences, you will unearth the significance of the natural world for Merton’s own experience of God. You will discover his intimate rapport with creation as the body of divinity—at once veiling and unveiling the God he so longed to behold. Weaving together word and song, Sr. Deignan’s conferences will lead you steadily closer to Merton’s horizon of insight.

In learning the practice of natural contemplation, you will come to sense the beauty and urgency of recovering the paradise of creation. This fresh look at him as a creation mystic and ecological prophet will empower you anew. Listen to the prophetic voice of Thomas Merton, whose vocation was to be “a gardener of paradise.”

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Sr. Kathleen Deignan, C.N.D., Ph.D., is Professor of Religious and Environmental Studies at Iona College, where she founded and directs the Iona Spirituality Institute and co-convenes the Thomas Berry Forum for Ecological Dialogue. Sr. Deignan is also a GreenFaith Fellow engaged in religious environmental leadership and education. The President Emerita of the International Thomas Merton Society, she now animates the Merton Contemplative at Iona and sits on the board of the American Teilhard Association. She holds a master’s degree in the History of Christian Spirituality and adoctorate in Historical Theology from Fordham University. 
Sr. Deignan is the author of Christ Spirit: The Eschatology of Shaker Christianity (Scarecrow Press, 1992), Thomas Merton: When the Trees Say Nothing: Writings on Nature (Sorin, 2002), and Thomas Merton: A Book of Hours (Sorin, 2007), as well as numerous articles on classical and contemporary spirituality, which have appeared in The Thomas Merton Annual, The Thomas Merton Seasonal, The Way, and many other journals.
 A sister of the Congregation of Notre Dame, Sr. Deignan is the recipient of numerous awards, including the McCabe Award for Social Justice from Iona College, the Spirit Award from GreenFaith, and the Sapientia et Doctrina Award from Fordham. A leader of retreats and presenter of concerts, she is composer-in-residence for Schola Ministries, which has produced a dozen albums of her extensive repertoire.

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  • Learning to Read the Book of Creation
  • Love for the Paradise Mystery
  • Remembering Paradise
  • The Wisdom of Paradise
  • Prophet of Paradise

6 reviews for Prophet and Mystic of Creation: On Retreat with Thomas Merton

  1. Mary Pendergast,RSM, Pawtucket, RI USA

    *

    Wonderful insights to the thoughts of Thomas Merton. I will definitely use this as part of my prayer and work!

  2. Sister Katherine Corr SND, Baltimore, Md. USA

    *

    I really appreciated the DVD of Sr Kathleen D. The pics and music made it quite special

  3. Bob

    Powerful, eloquent, and timely

    This Retreat deepened my understanding of the spiritual dimensions of the current ecological challenge that all creation faces on the earth. Although Thomas Merton has always been a favorite teacher of mine, Sr. Deignan allowed me a clearer, deeper insight into his spirituality of God in nature. Powerful, eloquent, and timely, this retreat was a blessing. I found myself wishing that everyone could hear and internalize the wisdom contained in this retreat as we face this immense challenge. The study guide is also a valuable resource in addition to the CDs.

  4. Gerard

    Lyrical

    She lyrically describes the primacy of the created world and, with Merton’s help, defines the urgency of our mission to protect the planet by seeing divinity incarnated throughout it.

  5. Sister Kathryn M., MN

    Winter Survey: January 2017

    Wonderful presenter – Sr. Kathleen Noone Deignan. Short segments and visuals keep the interest of an elderly audience.

  6. Bertha Novaczyk (verified owner)

    Sorry to admit this, especially because of all the 5-star reviews, but I found this boring and truly uninformative. I have purchased some absolutely wonderful programs and this is not one of them.

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