Biologist with specializations in clinical and nutritional level. He has been scientific and editorial. He was then teacher of high school and, for many years, Dean of Industrial Institute concluding his career in 2010 in Foligno (PG), where he currently resides. Dedicated to the dissemination of scientific culture. In 2008 he was awarded the honour of Commendatore dell'Ordine "Al Merito della Repubblica '. Fascinated by the books of Thomas Merton in young age, has awakened your interest for this writer in 2000 and became a Trappist scholar and engaging in the dissemination of his work. It was the promoter of the Merton group Italian before the formal Constitution of the Association.
E-mail Maurizio Renzini
Camaldolese monk of Fonte Avellana community where svolege the librarian service. For some years he devoted himself to investigate the figure of Thomas Merton, in particular issues related to monastic spirituality and ecumenical and interreligious dialogue. He is a member of the DIM Italy (monastic Interreligious Dialogue)
E-mail Cesare Bovinelli
d. Mario Zaninelli
Priest of the Diocese of Milan, Italy. Specializing in spirituality and Christian life at the Faculty of Southern Italy, Naples, Italy. For many years he devoted himself to studies on Thomas Merton. It is the Association's founder Thomas Merton, Italy officially recognized as part of the International Association. He edited the first International Conference in December 2008 at the Abbey of Fiastra, Tolentino (Mc) Italy, on the occasion of the double anniversary of Thomas Merton and 60 from the publication of the mountain of the seven frills and 40 's the death of a Trappist monk. Collaborates with the publishing house. It also covers sports, particularly basketball. He graduated also in physical education.
E-mail d. Mario Zaninelli
Sherri McFerran Russo
Degree in electrical engineering in the USA where for several years he has been professional. Originally from Louisville in Kentucky (USA), after marrying an Italian moved to Ladispoli (RM) where he currently lives with her husband and son. Passionate and studious of Thomas Merton, for reasons linked to the American city of origin, was among the first people active in Merton Italian group organizing meetings, conferences and promoting international contacts.
E-mail Sherri McFerran Russo
Degree in chemistry, he was first Professor and then, for several years, President of the Istituto Tecnico Industriale di Foligno (PG), city where he finished his professional itinerary and where he currently resides. It is engaged in the Catholic World doing journalism activities. He is the author of an autobiographical volume and another dedicated to popular traditions. He dedicated himself to the study of monasticism through which, for several years, he discovered the figure of Thomas Merton increasing knowledge and supporting the Italian group.
E-mail Franco Giabbecucci