Call to Action Presents: Thomas Merton: Alive at Fourth and Walnut

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Join us for this very exciting presentation portraying the life and spiritual journey of Thomas Merton. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Merton’s birth. Upstate NY Call to Action  is most pleased to invite everyone to join us for this one-man, one-act play with actor and playwright James Nagle. See below for locations, dates and times.

Thomas Merton: Alive at Fourth and Walnut

This one person play portrays the life and spiritual journey of Thomas Merton – his youth, conversion, monastic/hermit life and untimely death. We see the struggles, joys and challenges he embraced in becoming the deeply human monk, prophet, poet and spiritual writer God called him to be.

James Nagle

Jim Nagle’s goal in life is to help people realize that they are loved unconditionally by God.  How does he do this?  Mainly through the arts and his life.  This pilgrim and dreamer who hails from Cleveland, Ohio, has celebrated life as a teacher, a poet, a playwright, a story-teller, an actor and a clown (in all 50 states).  He performs Thomas Merton: Alive at Fourth and Walnut: the story of the man-monk who just happened to be a spiritual giant of the twentieth century, and a very human being.

Locations, dates and times:

Sponsored by Western NY CTA
Location: Community Room, Newman Center
University of Buffalo, North Campus
495 Skinnersville Rd.
Amherst, NY 14228

Date: Monday Oct 5, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Contact: 716-837-8685

Sponsored by: Rochester CTA, The William H. Shannon Chair in Catholic Studies, Nazareth College,
Nazareth College Center for Spirituality.
Location: Forum Room, Schults Center
Nazareth College
4245 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618

Date: Tuesday Oct 6, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Contact: 585-586-3279

Sponsored by Central NY CTA, All Saints Catholic Church, St. Lucy’s Catholic Church,
The Spiritual Renewal Center, Syracuse NY.

Date: Wednesday Oct 7, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Contact 585-586-3279

Sponsored by Central NY CTA, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Location: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
1049 Chenango St.
Binghamton, NY

Date: Thursday Oct 8, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Contact: 607-722-4388

Sponsored by Call to Action of the Capital District
Location: Hubbard Interfaith Sanctuary, College of St. Rose
959 Madison Ave.
Albany, NY 12203

Date: Friday Oct 9, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Contact: 518-370-1615


Central NY Local “Nuns on the Bus” August 13

Faith Leaders Join

“Nuns on the Bus” Return Tour


For Immigration Reform

Faith, Families & a Fair Budget

The Nuns on a Bus Tour will be coming to Central NY


      Tuesday August 13, 2013


9:30 AM, BinghamtonUnited Presbyterian Church of Binghamton, 42 Chenango St.  (former First Presbyterian Church).


12 Noon CortlandGrace Episcopal & Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 13 Court St.

4:00 UticaDeSales Neighborhood Center 309 Genesee St.

 (corner of Eagle Street, across the street from the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute)

The Nuns on a Bus have toured the nation speaking out for comprehensive immigration reform and against the federal budget cuts imposed by Sequestration, which cut vital services like Meals on Wheels, Head Start, Food Stamps and other vital programs to seniors , children, and struggling families while giving tax breaks to the ultra-wealthy.

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Binghamton Prayer Vigil

Report from Tim Taugher:

“Thought I would give you an update from our prayer service last night (May 22nd in Binghamton).   We had a very supportive turnout of 110 people.  A very good representation of the Women Religious from our area, the Sisters of St. Joseph, Daughters of Charity, and Benedictine.  Everything just flowed beautifully with the various readings, songs, and prayers.  Our 2 speakers, Sr. Donald Corcoran and Amy Fleming, were exceptionally moving…..  We invited all the Women Religious  to stand and they were given a very strong applause of support.  The feedback continues to be coming in with comments of gratitude and how moved people were with the whole service.

“All the best with your upcoming event next week.  “The Spirit is Alive and She is on the loose.”  Happy Pentecost.  Tim Taugher