Thomas Merton Society of Canada


Thomas Merton Society of Canada events, please contact Judith Hardcastle, Program Director or Susan Cowan, Community Relations Director.

For more information:
604-988-8835 or email tmsc@telus.net.

2015 Membership Brochure available here. JOIN TODAY!


2015 Thomas Merton Centenary Events & Happenings


Ron Dart and SoulStream Present A Day With Merton

Saturday, January 10, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

SoulStream, 35535 McKee Road, Abbotsford, British Columbia
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Readings in Merton with Angus Stuart

Wednesdays, 7:00 pm, January 14 – February 11

St. Francis-in-the-Wood Anglican Church, 4773 South Piccadilly Road, West Vancouver, British Columbia
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C.S. Lewis and Thomas Merton: Soul Friends

Instructor: Ron Dart

Mondays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, January 19 – February 9

Saint Matthew’s Anglican Church, 2087 McMillan Road, Abbotsford, British Columbia
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The Once and Future Monk: Thomas Merton at 100

Public Talk by Donald Grayston, Sunday, January 25, 9:15 – 10:00 am

Christ Church Cathedral, Park Room, 690 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Thomas Merton Symposium—Thomas Merton: A Man for All Seasons

Presenters: Jens Zimmerman, Lynn Szabo, and Ron Dart

Thursday, January 29, 1:00 – 3:30 pm

Regent College, Room 100, 5800 University Boulevard, Vancouver, British Columbia
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The Unquiet Monk: Thomas Merton as a Spiritual Guide for Our Time

Saturday, January 31, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Dinner: 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Public Talk by Michael Higgins – 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Saint Peter’s Church, 832 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario
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Thomas Merton’s 100th Beerthday, uh, Birthday Party

Saturday, January 31, 7:30 – 9:30 pm

Our Town Café, 245 East Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia

Join the Thomas Merton Society of Canada and other friends to celebrate the great man's natal day: Our Town Cafe, 245 East Broadway (northwest corner of Broadway and Kingsway, excellent public transit access), 7:30 - 9:30 pm. No-host bar: beer, wine, coffee, other drinks, edibles all available for purchase.

At 8:30 pm: some readings by local Merton scholars of their contributions to the 2015 testimonial volume, We Are Already One: Reflections in Honor of Thomas Merton's Centenary.
Special thanks to Our Town for their hospitality.


Thomas Merton at 100: Public Intellectual and Democratic Dissenter

Public Talk by Donald Grayston – Thursday, February 5, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre, Earl & Jennie Lohn Policy Room, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Join us for Our 2015 pilgrimage to france to celebrate merton's centennial.

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Check out this new book of essays by Canadian writers

Merton Book

The Thomas Merton Society of Canada has just published a book of essays about this internationally acclaimed writer. The book is distinctive and original in that it represents the work of Canadian scholars, many of whom have significant publishing records of their own. These scholars, who have been publishing books and artticles over the years in North America and in the U.K., here offer varied and provocative views of Merton as contemplative, social critic, and poet. Merton is recognized as one of the most important religious thinkers of the last hundred years. The book which is entitled Thornas Merton: Monk on the Edge and which runs approximately 200 pages, is modestly priced at $25.00 (CDN).

Available from: Thomas Merton Societyof Canada
1044 St. George's Avenue
North Vancouver BC V7L 3H6