The Curran Center for American Catholic Studies
invite you to a celebration of
The Uncommon Life of
Michael N. McGregor
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Fordham University, Lincoln Center
113 West 60th Street, 12 Floor Lounge
New York, NY 10023
Reception to follow.
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A companion piece to Thomas Merton’s bestselling autobiography The Seven Storey Mountain, Pure Act: The Uncommon Life of Robert Lax tells the story of Merton’s best friend and early spiritual inspiration. Written by a close friend of Lax, Pure Act gives an intimate view of a friendship and a life that affected Merton in profound ways. It was Lax, a daringly original poet himself, who encouraged Merton to begin writing poetry and Lax who told him he should desire to be a saint rather than just a Catholic. To the end of Merton’s life, Lax was his spiritual touchstone and closest friend.