Mepkin Abbey & Lance Hall
Friday & Saturday

Breakthrough to Wisdom and Peace: Thomas Merton’s Awakening to the Feminine Divine

Br. Christopher Pramuk
Join with us as Dr. Christopher Pramuk explores the breakthrough of Wisdom-Sophia into the life and writings of Thomas Merton. In this presentation, Chris traces the broad outlines of Merton’s mystical-theological worldview and the genesis of his awakening to the feminine divine during a period of social unrest that Merton described as a “season of fury.” How did Merton’s encounter with divine Wisdom-Sophia both center and catalyze his extraordinary outreach to others and his radical commitment to peacemaking? Where do we see signs of her Presence, her call to peace, breaking through in our times?

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The Sophia Institute hosts some of the world’s foremost teachers, speakers and presenters of transformative thought that fosters integration of the sacred feminine and masculine for the transformation of self and society.

Racial Justice Social Equity Collabortive

We recognize the urgent need for systemic change around racial justice in Charleston. We are cognizant of the widely shared feeling that conversation is not enough and that we must join together in action.

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Rising to Meet
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