Interview Summary

This interview with Kathleen Deignan was conducted in 2014 in Louisville. She is extremely well-versed in all things Merton particularly his affinity for the natural world and mysticism. She is an Irish-American theologian, author and songwriter of contemporary liturgical music, composer-in-residence of Schola Ministries, founder and director of Iona Spirituality Institute at Iona College, New York, and previously directed the Iona Institute for Peace and Justice Studies in Ireland. Deignan is a GreenFaith Fellow who recently completed an intensive training in religious environmental leadership. Her work in this area focuses on the legacy of Father Thomas Berry. She was President of the International Thomas Merton Society.

Interview Accession

2021oh0995_mcadtm0010

Interviewee Name

Kathleen Deignan

Interviewer Name

Morgan C. Atkinson

Interview Partial Date

2014

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