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Great Books and God, October 14

October 14, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Ain’t No Merton High Enough

Join Great Books and God at 6:30pm on Tuesday, October 14th when we meet to discuss our seventh book, The Seven Storey Mountain—An Autobiography of Faith by Thomas Merton (Harcourt Brace & Company, 1948)

A modern-day Confessions of Saint Augustine, The Seven Storey Mountain is one of the most influential religious works of the twentieth century.  It tells of the growing restlessness of a brilliant and passionate young man whose search for peace and faith leads him, at the age of twenty-six, to take vows in one of the most demanding Catholic orders–the Trappist monks. At the Abbey of Gethsemane, “the four walls of my new freedom,” Thomas Merton struggles to withdraw from the world, but only after he has fully immersed himself in it.  The Seven Storey Mountain has been a favorite of readers ranging from Graham Greene to Claire Booth Luce, Eldridge Cleaver, and Frank McCourt.  In the 66 years since its original publication, this timeless spiritual autobiography has been published in over twenty languages and has touched millions of lives.

Great Books and God is an “open enrollment” book club.  Members choose the books we read and can join at any time.  If you have questions, contact Dean at deanvaeth@comcast.net or just drop in on Tuesday, October 14th in the Parish Center at 6:30pm for discussion and light snacks.  Bring the book.  Bring a friend.


October 14, 2014
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


St. Vincent de Paul Parish
1010 W Webster
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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Dean Vaeth