Sinsinawa Mound Center offers retreats and programs as well as opportunities for personal reflection and renewal in a comfortable, rural setting.
No Unsacred Places: Berry, Levertov, and Merton (on site)
January 22 9:30 am - 3:30 pm$50.00
Photograph by Thomas Merton. Used with permission of the Merton Legacy Trust and the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University.
In 1967, three of the most important ecological writer-activists of the 20th century met as friends on the grounds of the Trappist Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky: farmer Wendell Berry (1934-), poet Denise Levertov (1923-1997), and monk Thomas Merton (1916-1968). During this retreat, we will contemplatively explore the intertwining lives of the three, delving into their poetry and prose, with specific attention to their engagement with the land. Join us to celebrate some of the best writing of the last century and challenge ourselves to deepen our own relationships with the wider community of Creation.
Saturday, January 22, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Check-in will begin at 9 a.m.
$50/person. Registration ends Monday, Jan. 17.
Facilitator: Eric Anglada is Ecological Programming Coordinator at Sinsinawa Mound. He is co-founder of St. Isidore Catholic Worker Farm in Cuba City, WI. His work centers on the intersections of raising food, community living, eco-spirituality, education, activism, and decolonization. His essays and reviews have been published in America, National Catholic Reporter, Sojourners, Merton Seasonal, The Catholic Worker, Wapsipinicon Almanac, Geez, and Dorothy Day and the Church: Past, Present, and Future.