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"Merton and Me: A Living Trinity," a solo performance with Doug Hertler

Saturday, 17 September '22   10am – 11:30am EDT
Clare Boothe Luce Library at Mepkin Abbey, 1098 Mepkin Abbey Road, Moncks Corner SC 29461
40 spaces available
"Merton and Me: A Living Trinity," a solo performance with Doug Hertler


is an act of storytelling which explores the dynamics of the false self as seen through the eyes of an actor whose very vocation called him to become someone other than himself. Written and presented by Douglas Hertler (known professionally as Doug Lory), it depicts his unexpected and life-changing encounter with the writings of Thomas Merton, most notably Merton’s classic No Man Is An Island. While the conflicting personalities of
Douglas Hertler and Doug Lory struggle to understand the true nature of their respective identities, Thomas Merton appears and reappears , creating a synergy of spirit and psyche that serves as a mirror into the soul.

Doug holds a Bachelor of Arts in Speech/Communication/
Theatre from Monmouth University. He is a professional actor and Licensed NYC tour guide, as well as an actor/educator at Fordham University School of Law.


This event takes place in the Clare Boothe Luce Library. Please arrive a little early to allow for parking and walking to the library. Use the retreat center parking lot. There is elevator access to the library if needed.

If you have any questions, please email


40 available


Clare Boothe Luce Library at Mepkin Abbey
1098 Mepkin Abbey Road
Moncks Corner SC 29461