The Word Among Us

February 2007 Issue

Grabbing onto the Circle of Life

Thomas Mertons Invitation to the Contemplative Life

By: Monica Weis, SSJ

At Ontario Beach Park in Rochester, New York, there is a historic carousel—a century-old merry-go-round, hand-carved by the Dentzel sons, that in recent years has been restored and freshly painted.

During the summer season, it is always filled with the young and young at heart. People love to walk the beach, picnic before a concert in...

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