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Third Annual


November 7-8, 2014
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
3001 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Keynote Speaker
Bonnie Bowman Thurston

Scholar, Writer, Poet 

Friday, November 7
6:30 pm Reception
7:30 pm Lecture
Saturday, November 8
9:30 am Refreshments
10-12:30 Workshop

Bonnie Thurston lives quietly near Wheeling, West Virginia, ordering her days according to a Rule of Life.  She formerly held the William F. Orr Professorship in New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and was a founding member of the International Thomas Merton Society, serving as its third president.  She has given retreats and lectured on Merton widely in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Europe, and written extensively on Merton’s opus.  

Recent books by Bonnie Thurston include: 
The Spiritual Landscape of Mark (Liturgical Press, 2008)
For God Alone: A Primer on Prayer (University of Notre Dame Press, 2009)
Belonging to Borders, a collection of Celtic poems (Liturgical Press, 2011)
Thomas Merton on Eastern Meditation, editor (New Directions, 2012)
Maverick Mark: Untaming the First Gospel (Liturgical Press, 2013)
O Taste and See (Paraclete Press, 2013)

Practicing Silence (Paraclete Press, 2014)
If you missed the 2013 Symposium with Dr. Phyllis Tickle, Sister Mary Donald Corcoran, Abbot James Wiseman, and The Rev. Robin Dodge, you can view the talks here.