Like the Sun
Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Thomas Merton's Louisville Epiphany
suddenly saw the secret beauty of their hearts, The depths of their hearts where
neither sin nor desire Nor self-knowledge can reach, the core of their reality,
The person that each one is in God¹s eyes. If only they could all see themselves
as they really are.If only we could see each other that way all the time. There
would be no more war, no more hatred, no more cruelty, No more greed..."
March 18, 1958, Thomas Merton stood at the corner of Fourth and Walnut
Street (now Muhammad Ali Boulevard) in Louisville and upon looking at the people
there, had a revelation and new vision for humanity:
March 18th come celebrate the 50th
Anniversary of Thomas Merton's Louisville Epiphany at the Muhammad
Ali Center One Muhammad Ali Plaza, 144 N. Sixth Street, Louisville. Doors
open at 8:30 PM. Admission is Free and Open to the Public but Seating is limited
so make reservations. Please RSVP to (502) 992-5329. Click
Here for complete Event details..
of Note While at the Muhammad Ali Center be sure to visit "A
Hidden Wholeness: The Zen Photography of Thomas Merton" an
exhibition of 35 photographs by Thomas Merton from the Collections of the
Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine
University.which is the repository of Merton's manuscripts, letters, journals,
tapes, drawings, photographs, and memorabilia.This
Exhibit is Free and Open to the Public and runs
March 18th thru June 15th, 2008.
Merton (1915-1968) was a writer and Trappist monk at Our
Lady of Gethsemani Abbey in Kentucky. His writings include such classics
as The Seven Storey Mountain, New Seeds of Contemplation,
and Zen and the Birds of Appetite.
Merton is the author of more than seventy books that include poetry, personal
journals, collections of letters, social criticism and writings on peace, justice
and ecumenism in which he engaged in dialogues with His Holiness the Dalai
Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh and D.T. Suzuki. Click
Here To Learn More about Thomas Merton.