Merton Retreat – Compassion to Oneself and Others

Thomas Merton OCSO

The 2011 Thomas Merton Annual Retreat will be held at the Janssen Spirituality Centre in Boronia, Victoria on the weekend of 18 – 20 November 2011.

The retreat is is called Thomas Merton – Compassion to Oneself and Others, which is based on his book Love and Living. Like St Francis spoke of ‘Lady Poverty’, Merton spoke of ‘Lady Compassion’ as the virtue for transformative union with the Divine.

This weekend retreat will focus on periods of Centering Meditation and examining Merton’s teachings on this important way of growing in Christian Living. The weekend will be led by Fr Robert Whalley (Director of the Merton Centre, Melbourne) and priest of the Diocese of Wangaratta, and Dr Stewart Sharlow, member of the International Thomas Merton Society (Melbourne Chapter). Fr Whalley and Dr Sharlow are both leaders in the Centering Prayer Network of Australia.

Retreat Information:

  • Begins 18 November 2011 – arrival 7PM
  • Concludes 20 November – depart 3PM
  • Suggested Donation: Live-in $165; Concession Live-in: $132.
  • Live-out: $90; Concession Live-out: $72
  • Location: 22 Woodvale Road, Boronia 3155 Tel: 03 9762 6625
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  • Deadline for bookings: Monday, 14 November 2011
  • Download the Flyer for this event.

Janssen Centre, Boronia, Victoria

Photo Credit: Courtesy Judy and Keith Osborne