Kentucky Wonders Part II

We are living in a world that is absolutely transparent and God is shining through all the time.

—Thomas Merton

December 10, 2018, marks the 50th anniversary of the death of the Trappist monk, Thomas Merton. Merton was noted by Pope Francis when addressing the U.S. Congress as one of the most influential American Catholics of the 20th century. Merton spent 27 years at the Abbey of Gethsemani near Bardstown, Kentucky.

Learn more about the life of this brilliant writer, spiritual mentor, and social activist. Immerse yourself in bluegrass music and the culture of the Kentucky countryside where Merton spent so much of his life as you enjoy appetizers and bourbon!

  • Presenters: Fr. Tim Shillcox, O. Praem.; Paul Wadell, Ph.D.; Bent Grass
  • Cost: $25 (includes presentations, appetizers, bourbon samplings)
  • Registration and non-refundable, non-transferable payment required by November 30
  • Maximum 80 participants

Please note: online registration and payment are required. The registration form can be found below under “Bookings.” Please register for one person at a time. This helps us maintain accurate registration numbers! If you have any questions, please contact the Norbertine Center for Spirituality office at or call 920.337.4315.

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Date(s) - Thursday December 6, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

St. Norbert Abbey



Bookings are closed for this event. Please contact the Norbertine Center for Spirituality with questions or concerns or to be put on a waiting list: 920.337.4315 or

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