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- A Message on Membership
- To join the Thomas Merton Center
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The Thomas Merton Center strive to develop a spirituality based
on Jesus Christ's message of love, compassion and forgiveness
and to live his message in today's world. The TMC community seeks
to attract those who are on a quest for a deeper spiritual life
and invite them to share in this vision.
- To foster
a variety of ways by which Catholics and others may develop a
deeper spiritual relationship with Jesus Christ and, through
him, with God.
- To augment,
support and lead the development of ecumenical spirituality,
bringing together Christians and non-Christians in areas of common
interest and values.
- To build
a lay community based on inclusivity and consensus.
- To develop
and enhance the faith life of families.
of Thomas Merton
(1915-1968) was a Trappist monk of the Cistercian Abbey of Gethsemani
near Bardstown, Kentucky. Merton was internationally known for
his religious profundity and insightful reflection, his interest
in interfaith and social action work on the problems and possibilities
of the world. Merton's courageous spirituality was the model
for what we intend to do and be at The Thomas Merton Center.
Merton Center is organized as a private, tax-exempt, non-profit,
independent religious education organization, incorporated under
the laws of the State of California. A Board of Directors has
legal and fiduciary responsibility for the organization, accountable
to the applicable state and federal laws, to its Bylaws, its
Mission Statement and its registered members. Though Catholic
in its origins, intent, and liturgies, The Thomas Merton Center
is an independent religious educational organization, not legally
affiliated with any church.
in The Thomas Merton Center is open to everyone without restriction,
as are all liturgies, retreats, and spiritual education programs.
Nominal membership dues are paid annually.