Merton and Berry 5/5/13

A Dialogue Between the Two Thomases

English: Photo of Kathleen Deignan, CND

Kathleen Deignan, CND

On Sunday, May 5, 2013, Homecoming/Sophia Garden will present a day-long immersion into the thoughts of two great spiritual teachers: Thomas Merton OCSO and Thomas Berry, CP. For more information please contact Sr. Jeanne Clark, OP at 631-842-6000, Ext. 338 or

The dialogue will take place at the Helen Butler Hall  at Dominican Village, 565 Albany Avenue, Amityville, NY  11701.   It will run from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. Lunch is included in the $25 admission. Proceeds will benefit Homecoming Farm & Sophia Garden.

The event will be led by both Sr. Kathleen Deignan, CND of the Iona Spirituality Institute, and staff members from the Thomas Berry Forum.  Merton was a Trappist monk, poet, social activist, and student of comparative religion.  Berry was a Catholic Priest, cultural historian and cosmologist. Participants will gather together to explore the Universe Story; the concepts of Contemplation and Peace; and ponder what the Earth is asking of us at this moment in history.

To register, mail your name, address, email, phone number, along with your check, to Homecoming Farm, 555 Albany Avenue, Amityville, NY  11701. Please make checks payable to Homecoming.

Homecoming is a certified organic community supported agriculture (CSA) project, committed to the belief that the human and natural world is one community of life. Through its farm and educational programs, Homecoming/Sophia Garden promotes the understanding that when we care for the Earth, we care for ourselves, each other, and promote sustainable communities. It is is a private, non-profit, charitable 501 (C) (3) organization.

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