Monday, September 28th
This is the story of Merton in the last year of his life, embarking on his greatest journey. It’s a story of adventure and search that takes the viewer from his home at the Abbey of Gethsemani, across America in the turbulent year of 1968 and finally to Asia for meetings with the Dalai Lama and other spiritual seekers. The purpose of the journey? As always with Merton he seeks a fuller union with God. He believed serving as a bridge between west and east was one way in which his call could be lived out. “The Many Storeys and Last Days of Thomas Merton” celebrates the triumph of all that was gained by his journey, reflects on the tragedy of what was lost with his death and considers why Merton’s life and work challenges us today.
We will screen the film here at All Saints Church in the Forum on Monday, September 28th at 7pm. $10 suggested donation.
Filmmaker Morgan Atkinson will be with us for a conversation following the screening.
Co-sponsored by All Saints Church and the Southern California Committee for the Parliament of the World’s Religions: carrying out the interfaith mission and vision of the global Parliament of the World’s Religions.
For more information contact Debbie Daniels at firstname.lastname@example.org or 626.583.2750