Author Sophfronia Scott has taken a deep dive into the private journals of the famous Trappist monk, Thomas Merton. Our Rector will interview her about what led her to write her new book The Seeker and the Monk: Everyday Conversations with Thomas Merton. As a Black woman who is not Roman Catholic, Scott has both learned from and pushed back against Merton, holding spirited, and intimate conversations on race, ambition, faith, activism, nature, prayer, friendship, and love. Scott is a Harvard-educated novelist, essayist, and leading contemplative thinker, whose work has appeared in numerous publications and received a 2020 Artist Fellowship Grant from the Connecticut Office of the Arts as well as the 2021 Thomas Merton Award from the International Thomas Merton Society. Her book is on sale at the Dogwood Bookstore.