Mepkin Abbey presents Thomas Merton-inspired performance by Douglas Hertler
Mepkin Abbey will present Merton and Me – A Living Trinity, a solo performance by Douglas Hertler (known professionally as Doug Lory) Saturday, September 17, 2022, at 10 a.m. in the Mepkin Abbey Clare Boothe Luce Library.
There will also be an exhibition of Thomas Merton’s photography. A $25 donation is suggested.
Merton and Me – A Living Trinity is an act of storytelling which explores the dynamics of
the false self as seen through the eyes of an actor whose very vocation called him to become
someone other than himself. Written and presented by Douglas Hertler it depicts his unexpected and life-changing encounter with the writings of Thomas Merton, most notably Merton’s classic No Man is an Island.
While the conflicting personalities of Douglas Hertler and Doug Lory struggle to understand the true nature of their respective identities, Thomas Merton appears and reappears, creating a synergy of spirit and psyche that serves as a mirror into the soul.
Doug holds a Bachelor of Arts in Speech/Communication/ Theatre from Monmouth University.
He is a professional actor and Licensed NYC tour guide, as well as an actor/educator at Fordham
University School of Law.
This event takes place in the Clare Boothe Luce Library. Please arrive a little early to allow for
parking and walking to the library. Use the retreat center parking lot. There is elevator access to
the library if needed.
To register click here.
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