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Thomas Berry on Matthew Fox and the role of the Shaman

When I think of Matt Fox I recall a passage written by Henry David Thoreau in his essay on Walking: “In Wildness is the Preservation of the World.” For there is something wild in Matt, something primordial, a realization that humans are not here to control but to participate in the wonders of those vast […]

The Twelve Principles for Understanding the Universe

The universe, the solar system, and the planet Earth, in themselves and in their evolutionary emergence, constitute for the human community the primary revelation of that ultimate mystery whence all things emerge into being. The universe is a unity, an interacting and genetically-related community of beings bound together in an inseparable relationship in space and […]

When the Trees Say Nothing

In this first collection of his nature writings, Thomas Merton is revealed as a man whose spirituality is deeply rooted in the natural world – an environmentalist ahead of his time.

Masters of the Cosmos and the Soul: Thomas Berry and Thomas Merton in Dialogue

Thomas Merton and Thomas Berry are, arguably, two of the most exceptional Catholic thinkers of the twentieth century, whose import will increase in centuries to come. Since his death in 1968, scholars have had the opportunity to research and explicate the enormous library of wisdom left us by Thomas Merton. Now, with the death of […]

Iona launches new institute committed to protecting the Earth

The Sister Kathleen Deignan, CND Institute for Earth and Spirit at Iona College was launched on October 3 2019. On October 3, friends, family and members of the campus community gathered at Iona College for the launch of the Sister Kathleen Deignan, CND Institute for Earth and Spirit. A sister of the Congregation of Notre […]

The Forest Is My Bride: Thomas Merton’s Writings on Nature

The mystery of Thomas Merton’s marriage to the forest is a rich and overlooked sub-theme in one of the most celebrated spiritual stories of modern times. A contemplative master of monumental fame and significance, Thomas Merton’s life reads like a great drama in which all the crises and challenges of modernity are portrayed in the […]

The Legacy of Thomas Merton

The spiritual master Thomas Merton has inspired and challenged generations of spiritual seekers regarding the sacred dimensions of our personal, social, and political lives and continues to emerge as a spiritual luminary for the 21st Century. His sapiential legacy bears special import for our world culture since it identifies and illuminates various issues that articulate […]