The Rev. Patrick Blaney
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 Beyond Silence and ContemplationRetreat led by Lynn Szabo – Sat. March 21 from 1:30 – 4 pmCanadian Memorial Centre for Peace, 1825 West 16th Avenue, Vancouver, BCCo-sponsored by the Thomas Merton Society of Canada and Canadian Memorial United Church & Centre for PeaceSilence and contemplation very often take on the ambience and context of isolation and loneliness. However, at this afternoon retreat, Lynn Szabo will explore both as rituals of joy, following the journey of Thomas Merton. Poetry and music will combine to allow your creativity and thought to flourish. Lynn Szabo, retired professor of English, is a long-time scholar of Thomas Merton’s writings. She has authored numerous articles of his poetics and is the editor of In the Dark Before Dawn: New Selected Poems of Thomas Merton (2005).Registration: [email protected] or 604-988-8835. Cost is by donation. For more information, see www.merton.ca