Kathleen Deignan and I were filmed in dialogue about Thomas Merton during the Spiritual Directors International Conference in Louisville, Kentucky in April, 2015. The Conference, entitled “Emerging Wisdom,” honored Merton’s centenary in 2015.
View the video here:
The entire interview will be featured in SDI’s newsletter, “Discover,” in August, 2015.
Kathleen Deignan is a sister of the Congregation of Notre Dame and Professor of Religious Studies at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY where she founded and directs the Iona Spirituality Institute, the Merton Contemplative Initiative, and is a founding Convener of the Thomas Berry Forum for Ecological Dialogue. Dr. Deignan holds a Masters Degree in the History of Christian Spirituality and a Doctorate in Historical Theology from Fordham University. She is the author of ChristSpirit: The Eschatology of Shaker Christianity; When the Trees Say Nothing: Thomas Merton’s Writings on Nature; and Thomas Merton: A Book of Hours. A board member and past president of the International Thomas Merton Society, she is psalmist and composer in residence for Schola Ministries which has published a dozen collections of sacred songs. (www.ScholaMinistries.org).
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