Discovering Ourselves and God: Reflecting on Contemplation and Action with Thomas Merton

Retreat with Fr. Daniel P. Horan, OFM

Fr. Dan Horan

Join us for an afternoon retreat with one of the most interesting voices of the young theology in America! The Franciscan friar Dan Horan, PhD, teaches at the Catholic Theological Union (Chicago), writes for America magazine, and is the author of several books including God is Not Fair and Other Reasons for Gratitude (2016), The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton: A New Look at the Spiritual Influence on his Life, Thought, and Writing (2014),  Postmodernity and Univocity: A Critical Account of Radical Orthodoxy and John Duns Scotus (2014), The Last Words of Jesus: A Meditation on Love and Suffering (2013), Francis of Assisi and the Future of Faith: Exploring Franciscan Spirituality and Theology in the Modern World (2012) and Dating God: Live and Love in the Way of St. Francis (2012).

Fr. Dan will be in town to give the annual Aquinas Lecture at St. Catherine’s Newman Center. Come, take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about living a contemplative life in the world of action, reflecting on the writings of Thomas Merton, the most influential American spiritual writer of the 20th century.

When: Saturday, January 28th, Noon – 5 pm

Where: Wasatch Retreat & Conference Center (Episcopal Center), 75 S 200 E, Salt Lake City

How much: $30 regular, $15 students

Register now via PayPal or at St. Catherine’s office (Mon – Fri, 9 am – 3 pm). Registration deadline is January 25th.

Retreat Schedule:

  • 12—1pm Lunch (soup & salad)
  • 1—1:10pm Brief opening prayer
  • 1:10—2pm Presentation I
  • 2—2:30pm Coffee Break
  • 2:30—3:30pm Presentation II
  • 3:30—4:15pm Individual reflection/processing/prayer time and small groups
  • 4:15—4:45pm Large group discussion & QA
  • 4:45—5:00pm Brief closing prayer and departure


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