Visiting a Faith-Based Hero

This week I've been at the Education Law Symposium.  After my presentation on Campus Ministry and Legal Issues, I traveled an hour outside of Louisville to Gethsemane Abbey, where Thomas Merton lived and is buried.  I spoke with Brother Rene, who knew Merton for nearly 20 years- "a joyful man" he said. 

Here are some photos of my trip to the famed Gethsemane Abbey.  (note: last photo is not my own)





This was a great getaway from the more serious material covered at the symposium.  What made it even more interesting though was the company I was blessed to have: a Marist brother from Texas, a Jesuit from Nebraska and a laywoman from Chicago.

MinistryMike StPierre