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Monthly Archives: July 2012

On Pilgrimage: Meeting Christ in the Stranger

(talk for the Orthodox Friends of Iona pilgrimage, August 2012) By Jim Forest Here we are, pilgrims all, in a corner of the world that Saint Columba would still find familiar even though fifteen centuries have passed since his arrival. We’re just a pleasant walk and a short ferry ride from the isle of Iona, […]

Thomas Merton's Struggle with Peacemaking

(This essay was originally a chapter in Thomas Merton: Prophet in the Belly of a Paradox, published in 1978 by the Paulist Press. The book is now out-of-print. Its editor, Fr. Gerald Twomey, has encouraged me to make this section available via the Jim & Nancy Forest web site. The text was scanned by Fr. […]