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.