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11:00 AM, Friday, June 20th
Title: “a lax life”
Description: There would be no Merton connection with St. Bonaventure University if it was not for Robert Lax. Beyond their friendship Lax was a formative influence on Merton in many ways. Setting aside that relationship this talk will provide an overview of the life and works of Robert Lax, from his days at various journals in New York City, to working at a script department in Hollywood, to travelling with two different circuses. Lax left behind a trail of publications put out by graphic artists, small presses and major publishing houses. He left America for France, finally living most of his later life on the island of Patmos having found a place where, in his words, grace could flow to him.
9:30 AM, Saturday, June 21st
Description: Fr. Dan Horan, OFM, will interview Dom John Eudes on various aspects of the Cistercian life. Fr. Horan will submit these questions to Dom John Eudes in advance. At the end of the interview, we will open up questions to the audience.
Throughout the Conference
Title: The Thomas Merton Archives
Description: The Thomas Merton Archives at St. Bonaventure University contains the most important early book length manuscripts which Merton wrote. During the Conference there will be a display of these original manuscripts in a main floor gallery of the Quick Center for the Arts, along with framed enlargements of select pages highlighting various aspects of these seminal texts.
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