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The Janssen Spirituality Centre is happy to host the website of the Melbourne Chapter of the Australian Thomas Merton Society (ATMS Melbourne Australia).
The Goals of the Melbourne Chapter of the ATMS are:
The Melbourne Chapter of the ATMS is pleased to promote a greater knowledge of the life and writings of Thomas Merton, one of the most influential religious figures of the 20th Century.
For a brief summary of Merton's life: READ MORE>>
International Thomas Merton Society exists to promote the life and works of Thomas Merton: http://www.merton.org/ITMS/index.asp
The Merton Institute for Contemplative Living, located in Louisville Kentucky, exists to awaken interest in contemplative living through the works of Thomas Merton in order to promote Merton's vision of a just and peaceful world: http://www.mertoninstitute.org
The Thomas Merton Centre is located at Bellarmine University in Louisville Kentucky, USA. In 1967, one year before his death, Merton established the Merton Legacy Trust, naming Bellarmine College as the repository of his manuscripts, letters, journals, tapes, drawings, photographs, and memorabilia. Two years later, in October 1969, the College established the Thomas Merton Center, with the Collection as its focal point. The Center serves as a regional, national, and international resource for scholarship and inquiry on Merton and his works and also on the ideas he promoted: contemplative life, spirituality, ecumenism, East-West relations, personal and corporate inner work, peace, and social justice. For more information about the Thomas Merton Collection, visit: http://www.merton.org/collection.htm
Abbey of Gethsemani is the Cistercian Abbey where Thomas Merton lived: http://www.monks.org/thomasmerton.html
Tarawarra Abbey in Australia: http://www.cistercian.org.au/ Tarrawarra Abbey is a community of Cistercian monks in the heart of the Yarra Valley, 60 kilometres north-east of the city of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Founded in 1954 by Mount St Joseph Abbey, Roscrea in Ireland, the monks of Tarrawarra belong to the worldwide Cistercian Order of the Strict Observance (OCSO), popularly known as the "Trappists".