July 7: Merton on My Mind Collegeville Connections with Sophfronia ScottMay 26, 2021 By Event Details Date: Wednesday, Jul 7th, 2021, 12:00 pm Categories: Collegeville Connections What is the connection between contemplation and action? Is there ever such a thing as a wrong answer to a spiritual question? How do we care about the brutality in the world while not becoming overwhelmed by it? In this Collegeville Connections event, Sophfronia Scott shares her deep dive into the private journals of the famous Trappist monk Thomas Merton, and the connection she found in his pages that led to her new book The Seeker and the Monk: Everyday Conversations with Thomas Merton. As a Black woman who is not Catholic, Scott both learns from and pushes back against Merton, holding spirited, and intimate conversations on race, ambition, faith, activism, nature, prayer, friendship, and love. Wednesday, July 7, 2021 12 – 1 PM, CDT Did you miss this event? Watch a recording below: Sophfronia Scott is a novelist, essayist, and leading contemplative thinker whose work has appeared in Time, People, O: The Oprah Magazine, and numerous other outlets. When her first novel, All I Need to Get By, was published, she was nominated for best new author at the African American Literary Awards and hailed by Henry Louis Gates Jr. as “one of the best writers of her generation.” Her other books include Unforgivable Love, Love’s Long Line, and This Child of Faith. Scott holds degrees from Harvard and the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in Sandy Hook, Connecticut.