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A Meeting of Angels: The Correspondence of Thomas Merton with Edward Deming and Faith Andrews

Over the sink in the kitchen of Merton’s hermitage is a Shaker spirit drawing, “The Tree of Life” that hangs like a memory of Merton’s fascination with that Peculiar People called the Shakers. It was the gift of Edward Deming Andrews, the token of a friendship celebrated in this collection of correspondence edited with an […]

XII Annual Meeting of the Thomas Merton Society: 9–12 June, Chicago, Illinois

Kathleen Deignan, CND is Professor of Religious Studies at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY and director of the Iona Spirituality Institute. A member of the board of The International Thomas Merton Society, and composer in residence with Schola Ministries, her books include Thomas Merton’s Writings on Nature and Thomas Merton: A Book of Hours. […]

The Legacy of Thomas Merton

The spiritual master Thomas Merton has inspired and challenged generations of spiritual seekers regarding the sacred dimensions of our personal, social, and political lives and continues to emerge as a spiritual luminary for the 21st Century. His sapiential legacy bears special import for our world culture since it identifies and illuminates various issues that articulate […]

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Thomas Merton: Soul of the Age

Having crossed the threshold to the third millennium of Christian faith, believers have a new vantage point for assessing the legacy of one of the great spiritual masters of the last century. Retrospective, however, is hardly appropriate for gauging the phenomenon of Thomas Merton, for we do not look back to recover his significance for […]

Thomas Merton, My Brother: His Journey Into Freedom, Compassion and Final Integration

Basil Pennington has added another insightful volume to his own growing corpus of writings on his friend and fellow Cistercian with the collection of essays Thomas Merton, My Brother: His Journey Into Freedom, Compassion and Final Integration. Gathering papers which were prepared for a variety of formats and audiences over the years, Pennington manages to […]

Learning the Art of Sacred Dialogue: Thomas Merton’s Conversation with Buddhism

Thomas Merton: one of the most significant spiritual masters of the post-modern age, hailed as a contemporary “Father of the Church” – or great teacher of its treasured wisdom. It has been said that the task of theology in the 21st Century is to catch up to Merton, who anticipated all the turns taken by […]

Wisdom’s Prophet: Thomas Merton’s Exhortation for Transformative Education

Wisdom’s Prophet: Thomas Merton. He stands as one of the great spiritual luminaries of the 20th century, whose legacy promises to endure well into this new millennium. Monk, poet, writer, social critic, ecuminist, journalist, correspondent, peace maker, and mystic, Merton has left a staggering intellectual corpus addressing a vast range of concerns from war, racism […]

Within the Shadow and the Disguise: Thomas Merton’s Sacramental Vision

The selection from the Asian Journal1 chosen as the context for our reflection is a hauntingly rich evocation of Merton’s whole spiritual biography which in a poetic way summarizes the familiar themes that were the preoccupation of his life. At the end of the impressionistic remembrance of his visit to Polonnaruwa just days before his […]

Across the Rim of Chaos: Thomas Merton’s Prophetic Vision

The published proceedings of the Fifth General Conference of the Thomas Merton Society of Great Britain and Ireland in 2004 compose a rich and challenging set of reflections on the crisis of living faith and faithful living in this world of war and terror. The title of the conference and of the book is drawn […]