Annual Thomas Merton Lecture

July 10, 2015



Annual Thomas Merton Lecture

“I love beer, and, by that very fact, the world.”

The humour of Thomas Merton
with Dr. Paul Pearson


Thursday July 10

6 pm Merton lecture reception

7– 9 pm Lecture

Epiphany Chapel, VST


This presentation will explore Merton sense of humour over the years from his pre-monastic cartoons published in the Columbia Jester, through his correspondence, journal entries and recordings, to the stories told by his friends and brothers. It is often said that a sense of humour is essential to the religious life and this often overlooked facet of Thomas Merton is an important part of his humanity which makes him so attractive and accessible to his readers as we walk, with him, the Road to Joy.


Sponsored by Vancouver School of Theology and the Thomas Merton Society of Canada

Categories: Lectures  |  Lifelong Learning