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Solemn High Mass for the Feast of Thomas Merton
December 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sink from your shallows, soul, into eternity.
We touch the rays we cannot see.
We feel the light that seems to sing — Thomas Merton
Join St. Barnabas, Bainbridge Island on Tuesday, December 10 at 7:00pm to commemorate Thomas Merton. Trappist monk, mystic, theologian, writer, social activist, and interfaith pioneer, Merton was one of the most influential Christians of the 20th century. The story of his conversion, monastic vocation, and social witness, cut short by an untimely end, left an indelible mark on the world. His writings continue to have an impact, inspiring successive generations of contemplatives, activists, and seekers. On the 50th anniversary of his death, St. Barnabas, Bainbridge Island will celebrate a solemn high mass with incense and plainsong, weaving many of Merton’s eloquent texts into a beautifully contemplative liturgy.