To mark the 50th anniversary of Thomas Merton’s death, the Monastic Institute of Sant’ Anselmo will help answer the question: “How does Merton’s legacy remain relevant today?”. Throughout the remainder of 2017, we will invite proposals of interdisciplinary reflections on Merton’s work. Then, on 12-15 June 2018, Sant’Anselmo will host an international symposium on the Aventine Hill in Rome, in conjunction with the Associazione Thomas Merton Italia.

The international symposium, “Thomas Merton: Prophecy and Renewal”, will focus particularly on the way in which Merton engaged the prophetic elements of monasticism. He believed that this witness could make a major contribution to a renewal of human and Christian life.

In this spirit, this inaugural symposium is an invitation to participate in wide-open and interdisciplinary dialogues on Merton and his ideas.
Proposals of no more than 250 words, and a short biographical statement of 1-2 sentences, should be submitted by 30 November 2017, by e-mail to:

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