Henri Nouwen and Thomas Merton: Spiritual Guides for the 21st Century

When:     Friday, November 3, 2017, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM; Saturday, November 4, 2017, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Where:   Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT

Cost:       $150 / $50 Students

Register: https://www.regonline.com/nouwenandmerton


November 3 & 4, 2017

Friday, Nov 3.

7:30 pm  Opening Session

Welcome – Dean Greg Sterling, Paul Pearson & Karen Pascal
Keynote Speaker – Fr. Ron Rolheiser
Introduction – Sue Mosteller
Response – Mary Clark Moschella

9:00 pm Wine & Cheese

Open Microphone facilitated by Jim Hackney ‘79
– Remembering Henri Nouwen at Yale – Faculty, Friends & former students

Saturday, Nov. 4:               

9: 00 am Keynote – Robert Ellsberg

“The Home Where I Have Never Been”: The Restless Journeys of Thomas Merton and Henri Nouwen

10:30 am Coffee Break

11:00 am Breakout Sessions:

  1. Men of Letters – Gabrielle Earnshaw and William Apel
  2. Spiritual Masters – James Smith and Monica Weis
  3. The Role of the Arts for Merton & Nouwen – Paul Pearson and Carol Berry

12:15 pm Lunch

1:15 pm Intro Book launch – You are the Beloved

Keynote – Jim Forest
Introduction – Paul Pearson
Thomas Merton and Henri Nouwen: Western Explorers of the Christian East

3:00 pm Break

3:20 pm Keynote – Michael Higgins

Introduction – Kerry Robinson ‘94
Pure and Fresh Seeing:  Henri Nouwen and Thomas Merton as Sacred Disrupters
Responder and close - Karen Pascal

5:00 pm Reception & Book LaunchYou Are the Beloved Devotional

How to Get Here:

By Plane:

Tweed-New Haven Regional Airport (HVN) is the closest airport to the Divinity School.  US Airways Express is the only airline which services Tweed (six flights in and out daily to and from Philadelphia).  Upon arrival at Tweed you may take a taxi or rent a car to reach Yale Divinity School.

Bradley International Airport (BDL) in Windsor Locks is approximately one hour from New Haven, but offers a greater choice of airlines including Southwest and most of the major commercial carriers. 

Some individuals also choose to fly into one of the New York area airports (JFK, LaGuardia, or Newark, NJ).  New York’s MTA rail service and Connecticut Limo offers ground transportation from all three New York area airports, as well as from Bradley Airport.  It is a short taxi ride from the Connecticut Limo terminal to the Divinity School. 

By TrainNew Haven’s Union Station, 50 Union Avenue, New Haven, CT Amtrak and Metro-North Commuter line service New Haven.  Metro-North runs every hour between Grand Central Station in New York City and New Haven (including most local stops).  If you are coming from points other than New York City you should use Amtrak.  Upon arrival at Union Station in New Haven you may take a Yale Shuttle or taxi to the Divinity School.

Amtrak : 800-872-7245

Connecticut Metro-North : 800-638-7646

By Bus:

Greyhound, Megabus and Peter Pan service New Haven’s Union Station (the train station is also the bus station).  You may take a Yale Shuttle or taxi from the station to the Divinity School.

o   Greyhound Bus Line: (800) 231-2222

o   Megabus: us.megabus.com

o   Peter Pan Bus Lines: (800) 343-9999

The Yale University Shuttle provides FREE transportation between the University, the East Rock neighborhood (where the Divinity School is located) and the New Haven train stations. For more information, including a Real-Time Tracking app, please visit the Yale Shuttle website.

By Taxi:

 Metro Taxi: (203) 777-7777

Connecticut Limo: 203-878-2222, www.ctlimo.com
A small discount may apply to online reservations.

Driving Directions:

Information for GPS:
409 Prospect Street
New Haven, Connecticut 06511

From I-91 North or South:

  1. Take Exit 3 (Trumbull Street) off I-91
  2. At the end of the ramp go straight on Trumbull Street.
  3. Take a right on Whitney Ave and continue to Edwards St.
  4. Take a left onto Edwards and then a right onto Prospect St.
  5. The Divinity School is in the next block on the right.
  6. Pull into the drive between the two stone pillars and go up the drive a few more yards.
  7. The main entrance will be on your right.
  8. Parking is available in the Divinity School surface lot #11.

Places to Stay

Bed and Breakfasts 

Oden Guest House (1 mile from campus)
616 Prospect St
New Haven, CT
(203) 535-1899

Austin Street Inn (2.5 miles from campus)
9 Austin St, 
New Haven, CT
(203) 387-1699

The Lily Pad (12 miles from campus)
44 Prospect St
Milford, CT
(203) 876-9996

The Wallingford Victorian Inn (12 miles from campus)
245 N Main St
Wallingford, CT
(203) 265-1200

Bell Tower Bed and Breakfast (12 miles from campus)
63 Curtis Ave
Wallingford, CT
(203) 265-4035

Scranton Seahorse Inn (19 miles from campus) 
818 Boston Post Rd
Madison, CT
(203) 245-0550


The Study at Yale (2 miles from campus) 
1157 Chapel St
New Haven, CT

Clarion Hotels and Suites (4.5 miles from campus)
2260 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT

Best Western Executive (6 miles from campus)
490 Saw Mill Rd
West Haven, CT

Hilton Garden Inn (8 miles from campus)
291 Old Gate Lane
Milford, CT

Courtyard Marriott, Orange (8 miles from campus)
136 Marsh Hill Rd
Orange, CT

Hampton Inn (13 miles from campus)
129 Plains Rd
Milford, CT
(203) 874-4400

Courtyard Marriott (1.3 miles from campus) 

30 Whalley Avenue
New Haven, CT
(203) 777-6221

Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale (1.3 miles from campus) 
155 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 
(800) THE-OMNI
(203) 772-6664

New Haven Hotel (1.4 miles from campus)
229 George Street
New Haven, CT
(203) 498-3100

La Quinta by Marriott (2.9 miles from campus)
400 Sargent Drive
New Haven, CT 
(203) 562-1111

Premiere Hotel and Suites (3.6 miles from campus)
3 Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT 
(866) 584-0232
(203) 777-5337

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton (6.3 miles from campus)
510 Sawmill Road
West Haven, CT 06516
(203) 932-0404

If you have any questions, please email michael.lally@yale.edu or call (203) 432-5466