Sunday, April 3, 2016
Thomas Merton (1915-1968) is arguably the most influential American Catholic spiritual writer of the twentieth century. He was a Trappist monk at Our Lady of Gethsemani Abbey in Kentucky. Merton is the author of more than seventy books that include poetry, personal journals, collections of letters, social criticism, and writings on peace, justice, and ecumenism. His writings include such classics as The Seven Storey Mountain, New Seeds of Contemplation, and Conjecture of a Guilty Bystander.
“Merton was above all a man of prayer, a thinker who challenged the certitudes of his time and opened new horizons for souls and for the Church. He was also a man of dialogue, a promoter of peace between peoples and religions.” Pope Francis
Program presented by Dr. Michael Downey, Director, Theological and Spiritual Formation, Mater Dolorosa
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