The Deacon's Bench

Devotees of Thomas Merton — you know who you are — will remember that Catherine Doherty and Madonna House in Harlem figured prominently in The Seven Storey Mountain. Merton spent many weeks there before leaving New York for Gethsemani. And the rest is history.

Catherine Doherty and Madonna House are again in the news (this time, it’s the place up in Canada). And again, a bit of history seems to be in the works. What they are doing may well be unprecedented. Jump over to Amy’s blog to discover why.

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