Loyola University Chicago

Department of Theology


"Incapable of Contentment”: A Merton Style Sanctity

"Incapable of Contentment”: A Merton Style Sanctity

Pauline Viviano of Loyola's Theology Department will give this spring's Majors and Minors Lecture on Wednesday, February 25 from 3:30–5 p.m. in Crown Center 530. All are invited and refreshments will be served.

Lecture Description:

The "plaster statue" sanctity seen in the Merton of the 1950s has been replaced by images of a flawed monk since his death, but perhaps it is precisely in this ambiguity that a true sanctity can be found. In this talk we will focus on Merton's life and his search for God. We will consider why his "Lord, I have no idea where I am going" brand of sanctity is more meaningful today, than in his own day.