Speaker: Douglas Hertler

Douglas Hertler aka Doug Lory, playwright, actor, retreat leader, and professional NYC tour guide offers reflections from his one-man play, Merton and Me - A Living Trinity, and leads a discussion about the search for hope, meaning and sustained change in our chaotic world. 

Sunday, October 4, 2020 - 4:00pm
Presented Online
Free; suggested $10 donation

“Each of us is being called to play a part in God’s grand contemplative symphony. If millions of people from all over the planet can live and work and celebrate and mourn on an island called Manhattan together, surely there is hope for this great human experiment.” – Douglas Hertler

We are living in prophetic times.  The call to form a more perfect union is piercing the hearts of the multitude, as a nation, as a planet, as the graced offspring of a most loving God.  Yet there remains profound resistance, violence, and hatred in so many of us. Why? What are the roots of this existential and destructive fear that is gripping the world? Is it possible to discern individual meaning and coherence amidst such chaos? Can we look in the mirror and ask ourselves where such resistance lies in our own souls? Can we ask the question, “Who am I?” Join us to discuss these ideas with Douglas Hertler, a playwright, actor, retreat leader, and professional NYC tour guide.

Co-presented with the Chicago Chapter of the International Thomas Merton Society. This event takes place at 4 p.m., CST.