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The Humanity of Thomas Merton – Quiet Day

August 9 @ 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM EDT

Sophfronia Scott

Quiet Day Instructor

August 9, 2023

The Humanity of Thomas Merton - Quiet Day

About the Program

Learn how to reach for God amid our own imperfections as we study Thomas Merton, a contemplative monk studying, writing and praying and also a man who could be impatient, rambunctious, charming, deceptive, in pain and in love. Using writing prompts and meditations, we’ll consider this spiritual connection and discuss how Merton’s work helps us to see through a lens of grace, allowing us to love the impossible world even as we seek to redeem it.


Sophfronia Scott, a novelist, essayist and leading contemplative thinker, received a 2020 Artist Fellowship Grant from the Connecticut Office of the Arts. Her book The Seeker and the Monk: Everyday Conversations with Thomas Merton received the 2021 Thomas Merton “Louie” Award from the International Thomas Merton Society.




Wednesday, August 9 @ 9:00 a.m.

(Check-in 8:30 a.m.)



Wednesday, August 9 @ 5:30 p.m.



$82 (includes lunch)



Register for this program online or by mail. If you have questions, use the contact form or call our Reservations staff at 978-462-6721 ext. 31.



Adelynrood Retreat and Conference Center

46A Elm Street

Byfield, MA 01922-2812


August 9
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM EDT


Adelynrood Retreat & Conference Center
46A Elm Street
Byfield, MA 01922 United States